[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Sciurumimus, the fuzzy megalosaur
On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, Ben Creisler wrote:
Many thanks to Tom for posting the article so quickly.
Fixing the subject line, the authors used the Neo-Latin cut-and-paste
spelling Sciurumimus "squirrel mimic"--unfortunately. The word roots
are Greek [skiouros "shadow-tail" and mimos "mimic"] so "Sciuromimus"
would have been the better form. They must have taken it from the
Latinized genus Sciurus--but even then "o" would be the usual
connecting vowel. (Hey---Suchomimus got it right.)
Here are a couple of news stories in English:
having troubles visualizing a feathered sauropod...