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RE: Araucanoraptor (with a side order of sour grapes)
T. Michael Keesey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
It could be a double meaning, though, also referring to the fowl-like
the animal. Double meanings are not unknown among dinosaur names (e.g.
_Datousaurus_, apparently meaning "chieftain saurian" and "big head
_Elosaurus_ is apparently another example of a double meaning: the first
part is from 'helos' (Gk for 'marsh'), and alludes to the lifestyle inferred
for sauropods back then, and at the same time honors paleontologist O.C.
_Gasosaurus_ is another example... and there are others.
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