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Re: Deinonychus & Velocirapto...



DSmith0531@aol.com
<<By the way, since I am utterly ignorant of Latin and Greek, what does
"antirrhopus" mean?>>

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 foot."
 If _Deinonychus_ and _Velociraptor_ are indeed synonymised, then the name
makes no sense (oh well).  Please tell me if I'm wrong about the
_antirrhopus_ translation.

Peter Buchholz
Stang1996@aol.com