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In a message dated 2/16/2000 7:37:23 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Would I be right in thinking that this new animal's name means
> "Achilles' (ancient Greek warrior) warrior/hero", or am I way off?
> If not, why Achilles? Something wrong with its heel?
It would seem to me to mean "Achilles' stepper" (-bator < Greek "baino" [I
go, I step], stem "ba-" + -tor [agent suffix], rather than Mongolian "baatar"
It made more sense in a previous name for the animal, "Aristobator" IIRC,
which would mean "very high stepper".
That's my guess.