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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
The peace of God be with you.