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Re: Paleozoic tetrapod papers
> NOTE: Although "ops" by itself is a feminine noun in Greek, the
> correct gender for compound generic names that end in -ops is
> masculine under ICZN rules (188.8.131.52). I have contacted one of the
> authors about correcting the species name "neglecta" to neglectus.
It would be nice if they published a correction, but it's not strictly speaking
necessary. Art. 31.2 reads: "_Agreement in gender._ A species-group name, if it
is or ends in a Latin or latinized adjective or participle in the nominative
singular, must agree in gender with the generic name with which it is at any
time combined." That sounds like *Scapanops neglectus* Schoch & Sues, 2013, is
_already_ correct and official.
> It represents a small
> dissorophid with derived characters combining to give a unique skull
> configuration: extremely short skull table, jaw joint situated well
> anterior to occiput, large orbits with wide interorbital distance,
All of these are size-related and/or possibly paedomorphic.
> and a preorbital region more than twice as long as the postorbital region.
This one is not.
> These bones [...] may be attributable to Doragnathus woodi.
That would be awesome; *D.* is currently known only from lower jaws and
fragments of upper ones, and not really similar to anything else except maybe
its fellow isolated lower jaw *Sigournea*...