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RE: Sauroniops, new thick-skulled carcharodontosaurid theropod from Upper Cretaceous of Morocco
It means both "face" and "eye." For people wearing glasses, the use of -ops
should be familiar; e.g., "myopia."
Jaime A. Headden
The Bite Stuff (site v2)
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:34:01 +0100
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> Subject: Re: Sauroniops, new thick-skulled carcharodontosaurid theropod from
> Upper Cretaceous of Morocco
> >> Is this the same frontal published a few month ago by the same
> >> authors in this paper:
> >> http://www.app.pan.pl/archive/published/app57/app20110043.pdf ? If
> >> so they rapidly changed their mind since they stated not to name a
> >> new taxon based upon the since frontal in the APP paper.
> AFAIK, that's explained in the paper. Short answer: new data.
> > Speaking of the Eye of Sauron... why is there an "i" in
> > _Sauroniops_? The name should surely be _Sauronops_.
> And doesn't _ops_ mean "face" rather than "eye"?