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Re: Dilophosaurus



<GSP1954@aol.com> wrote:

> << Also, is it too late to fix the
>
> spelling to "Avirostra"? >>
>
> And an ugly variation to boot.


No, to snout.  To boot would be Avepoda.


Ho ho, hilarious phylogenetic nomenclature humor.


Anyway, there's also Avipoda, which was proposed independently of
Avepoda, and approximates Tetanurae in content.  Avipoda is also more
etymologically correct.  Then again, lack of etymological correctness
has always been part of naming dinosaur groups.  Ceratopsia should
probably be Ceratopia (as in Myopia), and Maniraptora should probably
be Maniraptores (to match the genders).  But Ceratopsia and
Maniraptora do *sound* better than the "proper" alternatives - at
least to me.






Cheers

Tim





Cheers

Tim