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Re: _Achillobator_

In a message dated 2/16/2000 7:37:23 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:

> 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" 
[hero, warrior]).  

It made more sense in a previous name for the animal, "Aristobator" IIRC, 
which would mean "very high stepper".

That's my guess.

--Nick P.