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RE: More pterosaur stuff (Kunpengopterus)

You mean aside from previous injunctions when deriving "pteridae" from "pteryx" 
or "pterus" as wehn *Caudipteridae* is used? Forgive me, but my understanding 
is that regardless of -pterus or -pteryx, -pterigidae is the "correct" 
modification (as far as convention stands). -Pteridae is a matter of some 
sloppiness that crops up in other Chinese taxon names, even when using -pteryx 
as the source which is then modified. Unless I am missing YOUR point?


Jaime A. Headden
The Bite Stuff (site v2)

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> Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 03:05:18 +0100
> From: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: More pterosaur stuff (Kunpengopterus)
> > Wait, no comment from the masses (save me) about the grammar in the
> > name construction in *Wukongopteridae*?
> That's because there's nothing wrong with it.
> :-|
> Are you trying to tease us? I don't get your point.