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Re: dinosaur sexes
On Fri, 6 Oct 1995, Cunningham, Betty wrote:
> if we're discussing sexes of dinosaurs...what do you call a boy
> dinosaur and what do you call a girl dinosaur? Does it change with
> major nodes? Is it always the same?
> a cock and hen? -closest to bird types?
> a bull and cow?
> a male and female?
> a tom and queen?
> a stallion and mare?
> a boy and girl?
> a dinosaur and dinosauresse?
> What? What?
> -Betty Cunningham
Another question is what to call groups. Herd is a pretty good
general term, as is pack, but why don't palaeontologists create a set of
terms. I tend to call ceratopians and sauropods bulls, cows and calves;
t rex could use a good name like this. I have thought about a name for
stegosaurs : males could be called rucks... Perhaps the best term I've
thought of though is the term for the movement of large quadrapedal
dinosaurs at high speed : galumphing. Anyone else have any ideas?