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RE: New Mesozoic bird papers (advance publication)

> Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:56:11 -0500
> From: jaseb@amnh.org
> To: mickey_mortimer111@msn.com
> CC: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: New Mesozoic bird papers (advance publication)
> Also, just to nitpick, they forgot to capitalize the genus name "Microraptor" 
> in figure 1. They wrote "a microraptor", but I learned that one should always 
> write "a specimen of Microraptor" or else just "Microraptor".
> -Jason

Fortunately for them, "microraptor" works as the vernacular form of the higher 
taxon Microraptoria.  It's not fundamentally worse than saying "a dinosaur" or 
"a pterosaur," we're just not used to seeing it.