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Re: Futabasaurus and Ryu

At 4:12 PM -0700 98.7.3, Dennis C Hwang wrote:
> You are correct; however, 'ryu' also means 'dragon' (presumably via a
> different kanji).  Sounds like the Japanese equivalent of the "-saurus"
> suffix.

You are completely correct. We frequently use a kanji which describes
'dragon' for naming of Japanese dinosaur.

'Futabasaurus' is introduced in Don Glut's 'Dinosaurs -The Encyclopdia'
(pp960) as a large theropod, but I've never heard of it.

'Futabasuzuki-ryu' is a plesiosaur which was found by Japanese amateur,
Suzuki, from Futaba FM in 1968.

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