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Re: pronounce deinonychus
At 05:27 PM 3/5/98 +1100, tom wrote:
>How do you pronounce Deinonychus?
From the Dinosauria Translation and Pronunciation guide in the Omnipedia
Deinonychus Ostrom 1969 "terrible claw"
die-NON-i-kus (Gr. deinos "terrible" + Gr. onykh- (onyx) "claw" + -us) (m)
named for the large slashing claw on the second toe of its hindfoot. The
latinized-Greek type species name antirrhopus (an-TIHR-o-pus)
"counter-balancing" refers to its stiffened tail, used as a dynamic
stabilizer when attacking with the feet or when running. Theropoda
Coelurosauria Dromaeosauridae E. Cret. NA.
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