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Re: [dinosaur] Teihivenator, new genus for "Laelaps" macropus



To be fair, Latin was never spoken in ancient New Jersey, either.  :)


Technicalities aside, if this name becomes validly published soon, is Changyu Yun the youngest person to name a dinosaur?


>The upside is that this is an opportunity to improve the name itself. Venator isn't Greek as the paper explicitly claims, it's Latin, as you can already see from the fact that there's a V in it. Using an Arapaho word for a genus from New Jersey, when the Arapaho live in Colorado, Wyoming and more recently Nebraska and Oklahoma, is an odd choice.