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(Short List)   Newly discovered dinosaur species named after the little girl who stumbled upon the fossil. Introducing the Vectidraco Daisymorrisae   (shortlist.com) divider line 25
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2013-03-21 10:36:41 AM
Palaeontologists announced this week that fossilised remains found on a stretch of Isle of Wight beach in 2008 had been finally identified as a new species of flying dinosaur.

Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.
 
2013-03-21 11:21:44 AM
The child is apparently being attacked by the world's largest hissing cockroach.

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2013-03-21 11:25:33 AM
She's living my childhood dream. I HATES her!
 
2013-03-21 11:30:09 AM

Sybarite: Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.


Came to say this, so... This.

Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.
 
2013-03-21 11:30:41 AM

Sybarite: Palaeontologists announced this week that fossilised remains found on a stretch of Isle of Wight beach in 2008 had been finally identified as a new species of flying dinosaur.

Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.


Most dinosaurs fly.
 
2013-03-21 11:30:41 AM
Daisy has dedicated her room to the study of animals and dinosaurs

Sigh... My 5-year old daughter has dedicated her room to the study of princesses, mermaids, and fairies.
 
2013-03-21 11:34:47 AM
what kind of name for a little girl is Vectidraco?
 
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2013-03-21 11:36:39 AM

SuperChuck: what kind of name for a little girl is Vectidraco?


She'll be in Slytherin.
 
2013-03-21 11:38:26 AM
Shouldn't the second part of the name start with a lower case letter? Vectidraco daisymorrisae.
 
2013-03-21 11:42:35 AM
FTA: so her Dad and I have never said eurgh

Eurgh.
 
2013-03-21 11:45:27 AM

The DBS: Shouldn't the second part of the name start with a lower case letter?

Vectidraco daisymorrisae.


Yes, as per the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, species names are always lowercase. Genus names are always uppercase. It's astounding how many supposedly educated people, even those whose responsibility is to report this stuff in the media, make this error.
 
2013-03-21 11:58:46 AM

Sybarite:Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.

Thank you.

Ned Stark: Most dinosaurs fly.



Most of the  modern, living dinosaurs fly.
 
2013-03-21 12:02:18 PM
Dai s y D a i s y
 
2013-03-21 12:05:24 PM

runcible spork: The DBS: Shouldn't the second part of the name start with a lower case letter? Vectidraco daisymorrisae.

Yes, as per the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, species names are always lowercase. Genus names are always uppercase. It's astounding how many supposedly educated people, even those whose responsibility is to report this stuff in the media, make this error.


It should also be italicized, and if you want to be very precise it should be followed by the authority.
 
2013-03-21 12:06:57 PM
FARK is sometimes educational. Thanks guys.
 
2013-03-21 12:12:13 PM
Mum Sian, 44, said: "She is fascinated by it. If we are in the car and we go past an animal that has died, she'll ask me to stop so we can pick it up and she can take it home.
"She'll put them under a crate in the garden and let it decompose. The flies lay eggs and maggots clean the skeleton, then she collects the bones.


Future biologist or serial killer?
 
2013-03-21 12:14:01 PM

joseelsegundo: Daisy has dedicated her room to the study of animals and dinosaurs

Sigh... My 5-year old daughter has dedicated her room to the study of princesses, mermaids, and fairies.


Could be much worse: Imagine a room dedicated to the "study" of Justin beiberi. Unfortunately, with a 16 y.o. daughter, I do not have to imagine it.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST CONFORMS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE
 
2013-03-21 12:24:41 PM

LockeOak: runcible spork: The DBS: Shouldn't the second part of the name start with a lower case letter?

Vectidraco daisymorrisae.

Yes, as per the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, species names are always lowercase. Genus names are always uppercase. It's astounding how many supposedly educated people, even those whose responsibility is to report this stuff in the media, make this error.

It should also be italicized, and if you want to be very precise it should be followed by the authority.


It doesn't need to be italicized, but it should be in a typeface distinct from the surrounding text. Hence, in an italicized caption it would be presented in roman. Or it could be underlined, etc. As for including the authority, yes, but not every time; but certainly when introducing it. Oh, and that may include the date as well. And be precise with use of parenthesis.
 
2013-03-21 12:57:05 PM

ArkPanda: Mum Sian, 44, said: "She is fascinated by it. If we are in the car and we go past an animal that has died, she'll ask me to stop so we can pick it up and she can take it home.
"She'll put them under a crate in the garden and let it decompose. The flies lay eggs and maggots clean the skeleton, then she collects the bones.

Future biologist or serial killer?


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2013-03-21 12:58:28 PM

joseelsegundo: Daisy has dedicated her room to the study of animals and dinosaurs

Sigh... My 5-year old daughter has dedicated her room to the study of princesses, mermaids, and fairies.


When my daughter was four she not only correctly identified a pachycephalosaurus skull on sight in the Denver Museum of Natural History, but announced her discovery with perfect pronunciation of the species name.  Now at age 12 she is more likely to roll her eyes at any discussino of science or nature and change the subject to how Justin Beiber is really more of a rapper than a pop artist.

So, there's hope, I guess.  Or something.
 
2013-03-21 01:01:55 PM

runcible spork: LockeOak: runcible spork: The DBS: Shouldn't the second part of the name start with a lower case letter? Vectidraco daisymorrisae.

Yes, as per the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, species names are always lowercase. Genus names are always uppercase. It's astounding how many supposedly educated people, even those whose responsibility is to report this stuff in the media, make this error.

It should also be italicized, and if you want to be very precise it should be followed by the authority.

It doesn't need to be italicized, but it should be in a typeface distinct from the surrounding text. Hence, in an italicized caption it would be presented in roman. Or it could be underlined, etc. As for including the authority, yes, but not every time; but certainly when introducing it. Oh, and that may include the date as well. And be precise with use of parenthesis.



Vectidracodaisymorrisae
 
2013-03-21 01:05:25 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Sybarite: Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.

Came to say this, so... This.

Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.


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2013-03-21 01:10:47 PM

OneFretAway: joseelsegundo: Daisy has dedicated her room to the study of animals and dinosaurs

Sigh... My 5-year old daughter has dedicated her room to the study of princesses, mermaids, and fairies.

When my daughter was four she not only correctly identified a pachycephalosaurus skull on sight in the Denver Museum of Natural History, but announced her discovery with perfect pronunciation of the species name.  Now at age 12 she is more likely to roll her eyes at any discussino of science or nature and change the subject to how Justin Beiber is really more of a rapper than a pop artist.

So, there's hope, I guess.  Or something.


Meh.  My kid kills Parasaurolophi:

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/Juvenile, obviously.
 
2013-03-21 01:52:25 PM
OneFretAway:
When my daughter was four she not only correctly identified a pachycephalosaurus skull on sight in the Denver Museum of Natural History, but announced her discovery with perfect pronunciation of the species name.  Now at age 12 she is more likely to roll her eyes at any discussino of science or nature and change the subject to how Justin Beiber is really more of a rapper than a pop artist.

Puberty is the mind being raped by hormones and one can never tell what kind of beast is going to be born from the resulting pregnancy.
 
2013-03-22 01:14:51 AM

Sybarite: Palaeontologists announced this week that fossilised remains found on a stretch of Isle of Wight beach in 2008 had been finally identified as a new species of flying dinosaur.

Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.


Beat me to it--pterosaurs are a completely different clade of archosaurs altogether. :D  (Their statement was frankly the rough equivalent of calling a platypus a cow.  Actually, it may be more distant than THAT, but we don't have any surviving non-mammaliform synapsids around to make the parallel more accurate.)

And we have lots and lots of flying dinosaurs around nowadays--hell, save for the ones that became secondarily flightless, that's the only kind of dinosaur we have around--little avian neotheropods whose closest non-avian relatives would have been Deinonychus and Velociraptor and Troodon.  (I actually have a number of flying dinosaurs in my backyard, in fact.  I'm half convinced that at least some of the passerine theropod dinosaurs in my backyard (particularly those passerine dinosaurs within Cardinalidae) still think they're kissing cousins to the dromies, at least based on how they treat the local squirrel population.)
 
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