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RE: Pyroraptor olympus
From: "Craven, David" <David.Craven@bolton.gov.uk>
Does anybody know why Pyroraptor olympus was given that name? I know what
means and the mythological story of fire being stolen from Mt. Olympus, but
why ascribe it to a dinosaur?
The etymological definitions from the description...
Pyroraptor: "From Greek pyros, fire and Latin raptor, thief, alluding to the
fact that this new, agile small theropod has been discovered after a
Olympius: "From Latin olympius, from Olympus. The specific name makes an
allusion to the Mont Olympe (Provence) at the foot of which is situated the
Hope that helped.
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Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoecology
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