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Etomology



Ok, here are the etomology of some dinosaur names. Can any one tell me why
these names were used?

Allosaurus,"Other Lizard", (Other than what?)

Plateosaurus, "flat Lizard", (A road-kill perhaps?)

Dryosaurus, "Oak Lizard", (A possible animal-vegetable combination?)

Apatosaurus, "Deceptive LIzard" (In hindsight, a useful name, but why did
it get it in the first place?)

Cheers, Paul

pwillis@ozemail.com.au