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Re: New iguanodonts in PLoS ONE



On Wed, Nov 24th, 2010 at 10:55 AM, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> 
wrote:

> >  Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> >
> > > If it really is Iguanocollossus, it is certainly the most
> > > misspelled dinosaur name ever.....
> >
> >  YOW!!! No, I'm pretty certain it's spelled with an A, although now I
> >  am seeing it spelled with an O in a few places. That would be a great
> >  name for fossilized dino poop, though. (Wish I'd thought of that!)
> >  :-D
> 
> -o- would actually be better than -a- as far as I can tell. However, 
> -colossus has one L, not two.

Millennium has two Ns, yet we're stuck with *Sinornithosaurus millenii* all the 
same.

I'd have thought that poor Latin grammar would be grounds for rejecting a paper 
that errects a 
new name - except that many such mispellings over the years would suggest 
otherwise.

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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