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Re: [dinosaur] Babylong
On Thu, May 11th, 2017 at 8:54 AM, Mickey Mortimer <email@example.com>
> After all the complaints about Bambiraptor's name, I'm surprised no one has
> brought up the newly described oviraptorosaur Beibeilong sinensis. "The
> generic name is derived from Chinese Pinyin ?beibei? for baby and ?long? for
> dragon. The specific name is derived from Latin referring to its discovery in
> China." So it's literally "baby dragon", and sinensis is just lazy. Wins
> the award for worst Mesozoic dinosaur name in my opinion.
*Beibeilong fluminensis* would have been amusing (as an obscure reference to a
Bony M song).