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Determining gender from a single tooth
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe whole tooth: New method to find biological sex from a single tooth, University of California - Davis, November 12, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181112095931.htm the paper is: Parker, G.J., Yip, J.M., Eerkens, J.W., Salemi, M., Durbin-Johnson, B., Kiesow, C., Haas, R., Buikstra, J.E., Klaus, H., Regan, L.A. and Rocke, D.M., 2018. sex estimation using sexually dimorphic amelogenin protein fragments in human enamel. Journal of Archaeological Science. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S03054403183
Masculine or femininine? Lagonibelus beaumontian-us or -a
TqB posted a topic in Questions & AnswersCan a better linguist than I (not hard!) help out here? The belemnite species suffix for Lagonibelus beaumontiana (d'Orbigny) would presumably be based on "belus" being feminine. However, original Russian sources give it as "L. beaumontianus" and other belemnite genera with the same element (Pleurobelus, Gastrobelus etc.) all have masculine species endings. I know gender endings can be tricky and -us isn't always masculine but there seems to be widespread discrepancy here. (The London NHM and Martill & Hudson's Fossils of the Oxford Clay both go wit