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Re: Etomology



From: pwillis@ozemail.com.au (Paul Willis)

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

Amphiplatyan vertebrae, perhaps????

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

In scientific names "dryos" is often used to signify "forest" or "tree".
I suspect the intended meaning was "forest reptile" - that is one that
supposedly *dwells* in a forest.

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