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Re: Xixiposaurus, new Lower Jurassic prosauropod from China (free pdf)
> Iïm not quite sure what is going on with the name (or names) of the
author (or authors). The Chinese version gives the author as Guan
Gutou-ïSekiya Toru sounds Japanese but is listed with the English
Could be the same thing. All Japanese names can be written in kanji
(usually four of them, but sometimes only three, like most Chinese
names); they're pronounced as the native Japanese words which have the
meanings the characters represent, and this means the numbers of
syllables don't line up with the numbers of characters (they always do
in Chinese) -- there are kanji that are pronounced as three syllables.
However, I don't speak (let alone read) Japanese, and my Chinese is way
too elementary that I could even tell how "Guan Gutou" might be written
in characters ( = hÃnzÃ = kanji), so this is just a guess.
In any case, there is a Japanese paleontologist called Sekiya Toru,
where Sekiya is the surname. IIRC, he has published in Vertebrata
PalAsiatica before, but I'm not sure.