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Re: Camarillasaurus, new Early Cretaceous ceratosaur theropod from Spain
On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM, Jocelyn Falconnet
> "*Camarillasaurus cirugedae* sp. nov.
> Etymology: The species name cirugedae comes from the surname of the person
> who found the bones, Pedro Cirugeda Buj."
> As far as I know, Pedro is a male name, in Spanish, so the correct epithet
> should be *cirugedai* !
> I am surprised to see that such a basic mistake has been made in this paper.
> Reviewers of a paper dealing with nomenclature and/or taxonomy should all
> use the ICZN Code for reference...
I don't believe the ICZN demands anywhere that the gentival ending -i
be used with male names?
>From a Latin grammar standpoint, _cirugedae_ is correct if Cirugeda
is, quite, reasonably, adopted as a 1st declension masculine name. Cf
eg., _Sulla_, the name of the Roman general, genitive _Sullae_.
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?