[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Deinonychus & Velocirapto...
In a message dated 95-09-19 23:22:58 EDT, Stang1996@aol.com writes:
><<By the way, since I am utterly ignorant of Latin and Greek, what does
>I think it means rear foot, but I'm not too too sure. So the whole name
>_Deinonychus antirrhopus_ is the sentance "terrible claw (on the) rear
> If _Deinonychus_ and _Velociraptor_ are indeed synonymised, then the name
>makes no sense (oh well). Please tell me if I'm wrong about the
Sorry, folks. Here it is, right from Ostrom 1969, the horse's mouth:
"_antirrhopus_ (Greek; masculine), counterbalancing, in reference to the
unusual adaptation of the caudal vertebrae."