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Re: Martian fossils (Martiobiota)

I apologize for pursuing a non-dinosaur topic and also
for nitpicking, but wouldn't Cosmogenre "Terrabiota"
be a more appropriate name for the "taxon"?  I always
thought the geo- prefix meant "of the earth" in more
of a physical sense, rather than "of Earth".  And
isn't Terra like the "Latinized" name for Earth, as
Sol for the Sun?  (Or is that just from reading too
many scifi novels . . . )

Ben Landis
UC Davis

--- Ken Kinman <kinman@hotmail.com> wrote:

>     However, there is no reason to assume that they
> are genetically related 
> to Earth life (Cosmogenre Geobiota), their
> magnetotatic similarities being 
> most likely convergent.  But I'm sure the
> "panspermia" believers will think 
> otherwise.  So it goes.  There is a link below for
> those interested in 
> extraterrestrial fossils.
>                              ----Ken Kinman
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