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Re: New Antarctic Theropod

 >      The new theropod is Cryolophosaurus ellioti, from the Early
 Jurassic of
 >      Antarctica.
 > I believe it is crysophosaur.  The article I read said that they
 coined the
 > name to translate as freezing crest lizard - meaning the scientists
 froze and
 > the dinosaur had a crest.

Your meaning is correct, Dr. Holz's spelling is correct.

'lophos' is Greek (I believe) for "crest".
'cryos' is Greek (again) for "frozen".

Thus: Cryolophosaurus.

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