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Re: Translation



>From Brown's _Compsition of Scientific Words_ (1956, Smithsonian Institution
Press):

"gyrinos," Greek for tadpole.
"herpeton," Greek for snake or creeping animal.

-= Tuck =-
(herpetologist)

----- Original Message -----
From: <aegyptiacus@aol.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 3:07 PM
Subject: Translation


> Hello dear DML members
> I jsut beagn reading Gaining Ground by Jennifer A Clck and I've been
surprised to see so many names ending the same way (like disnos). So what's
the meaning of the endings "erpeton" and "gyrinus" common to a lot of early
tetrapods.Thanks for your ansqers
> Cheers,
> Jean-Michel
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