Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Dinosaur Name?

I need a hand from someone fluent in the Latin construction of binomial nomenclature.

The original is Oculudentavis khaungraae, the smallest dinosaur found.

With the same genus of Oculudentavis, I am creating a different species, so I believe that I need an adjectival form whose grammatical gender agrees with the generic name already established.  The components I've chosen are micro- (small) and phobos (fear/panic).  That is, "tiny and terrifying," which it is.  Looking up Latin declension, the closest I can get is Oculudentavis microphobis.  Is this correct, or should it be something else?

Discuss.


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