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  • A new genus of dinosaur discovered in China, named after the Tianyu museum + lóng "dragon". The single species so far is biologically notable for its protofeathers or dino-fuzz; and linguistically for its malformed species name Tianyulong confuciusi. Under ICZN Article 31.1.1, Latinizations should be treated with Latin grammar, so the genitive of Confucius is confucii. (A modern name such as Sibelius would however be given the Latinization sibeliusi under 31.1.1.) Unfortunately, Article 32.5.1 prevents the original spelling from being changed: incorrect Latinization is not a sufficient error.

    March 19, 2009