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Re: Re: List of Dinosaur Name Incorrectly Translated All-too-often
> ajax refers to the Gtreek hero , one in the Iliad! Must be a
>good reason to name it after him!
Wasn't Ajax a Trojan?
> Diplodocus means "double beam" perhaps referring to the long neck
>and long tail.
NO! Although a century of kids' books say this, it actually refers to the
structure of the chevrons.
> brevitertius literally means a short third? Why?
Short third digit of the foot.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742