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Re: "raptor" names (was Re: Giant raptor claw found)



Raptorlestes Redundus.

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> From: Dinogeorge <Dinogeorge@aol.com>
> To: th81@umail.umd.edu
> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: "raptor" names (was Re: Giant raptor claw found)
> Date: Friday, December 05, 1997 1:41 PM
> 
> In a message dated 97-12-05 08:12:41 EST, th81@umail.umd.edu writes:
> 
> << Of course, "-lestes" is a Greek
>  equivalent to "-raptor" ("klepto-" is another), and had been used in a
>  couple of turn-of-the-century dinosaur names (_Sarcolestes_ Lydekker
1893,
>  _Ornitholestes_ Osborn 1903). >>
> 
> "-lestes" is rather underused for dinosaurs; the only two other dinosaur
names
> with this root are _Saurornitholestes_ and _Trialestes_ (formerly
> _Triassolestes_, preoccupied by a dragonfly name, I believe)--and
_Trialestes_
> is now considered to be a primitive croc rather than a dino.