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Re: Today's Stupid Question
> Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 11:56:58 -0400
> From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <email@example.com>
> > Right, no problem with the vertebral pneumaticity, but that (you'd
> > think) would lead to name like _Ornithospondylus_.
> In this case, "opsis" = "appearance". Hence, "of bird like
> appearance", not "with a birdy face".
Makes sense, thanks.
[Though, well, _of course_ it's bird-like in "appearance". What else
did Seely think we might interpret him as having done? Sniffed it to
see if it _smells_ like a bird? Time for someone to publish the
genus _Galligustus_ :-) Oh, and please ... No long thread about how
that's not the right way to say "tastes like chicken" in Latin!]
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> www.miketaylor.org.uk
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