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Re: Decriptive names (was Bambiraptor feinbergi)



KiernanCR@aol.com wrote:
> 
> While names like _Kakuru_ and _Garudimimus_ may not contain the same sort of
> descriptive data contained in a name like _Micropachycephalosaurus_ or
> _Dilophosaurus_, they do have a dignity entirely lacking in an absurdity like
> "Bambiraptor" (and to a lesser degree, _Irritator_).

Actuall Kakuru is a fairly descriptive name. It means "rainbow serpent" in the
Aboriginal language of the area it was found. The fossil itself is opalised and
indeed does sparkle with "all the colours of the rainbow" in places. Photos can
be seen at:

http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/kakuru/


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