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Re: raptors, trikes, compys...

In a message dated 97-08-18 10:27:52 EDT, dalmiro@mesopy.obspm.fr writes:

<< When talking about the "true
 raptores" just specify you're talking about the bird (by the way can any
 of our resident language experts tell which one is the correct for birds
 of prey: raptors or raptores?). >>

Both are correct. The former is the standard English plural, the latter the
Latin plural. The former is used much more frequently, however.