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Re: Re: your mail
>Tom Holtz suggested that "avatar" is the word to fill in that blank.
>Perhaps "homomorph" would be more intuitive. "Homoplast" would work,
>too, but doesn't sound as good. Avatar really sounds strange to me.
>I'm not a Hindu.
Nevertheless, "avatar" is the word that the ecologists and paleoecologists
(Of course, to some of us, the name reminds us of 'Captain Avatar', but
that's another story altogether...)
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:email@example.com
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661