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Re: Xixiposaurus, new Lower Jurassic prosauropod from China (free pdf)
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:36:45 +0800
From: desertbone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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you are right.
from Zheng Wenjie
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM, David Marjanovic
> I=EF=BF=BDm 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-=EF=BF=BDSekiya Toru sounds Japanese but is listed with the
> English abstract.
Could be the same thing. All Japanese names can be written in kanji
(usually four of them, but sometimes only three, like most Chinese
they're pronounced as the native Japanese words which have the
characters represent, and this means the numbers of syllables don't
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
elementary that I could even tell how "Guan Gutou" might be written
in characters ( =3D h=C3=A0nz=C3=AC =3D kanji), so this is just a
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.