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Re: Clarifying Terminology ... A Personal Crusade, if You Will



In a message dated 3/2/02 1:03:16 AM Pacific Standard Time, qilongia@yahoo.com writes:


 Caudorbitos [pl. caudorbitosa] ( > cauda (Lat.) tail + orbis (Lat.)
circle + os (Lat.) bone = tail-circling bone): the dermal bones that form
the tail club, which in Tracy's terminology would be a pair of successive
medial scutes, and perhaps some neomorphic bone between them in various
positions.


The plural would be "caudorbitossia".  I think this terminology is not the greatest, as it leaves the impression that it might refer to something in the caudal part of the orbit, rather than round bones in the tail.  If you really had to have a term for these bones, "caudiglobossia" might be a little better, or "urospherostea", if you're in a Greek frame of mind.

--Nick P.