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RE: Bistahieversor sealeyi, NM tyrannosaurid

On Sun, Jan 31st, 2010 at 3:23 AM, Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com> wrote:
>   I would also like to share the feeling of disphoria Mike Taylor
> felt when I first heard someone else pronounce "calcaneum" at SVP
> 1999. Not at all what I expected.

Is there a concensus on how it's pronounced? I'm torn between 'Kal-Kaneum' and 
'Kalsa-Neum' (as 
in 'calcium'). Excuse the pseudophonetics.

I've never been sure exactly which syllable to emphasise in 'astragalus' 
either. Is it 'Astra-Galus' 
or 'Astrag-Alus'?

Should I just avoid mentioning the lower hind limbs entirely? :-)


Dann Pigdon
GIS Specialist                         Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj