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RE: It's Mei day!!
Michael de Sosa wrote:
Interesting that the two shortest dinosaur names both start with M- and end
in -i, hmmm? Well, kinda interesting.
There's also _Khaan_. Only 5 letters too - and one syllable.
Thomas J. Holtz, Jr wrote:
That's right, the genus name is _Mei_: I don't know if there are any
two-letter bird generic names, but this is definitely the shortest
non-avian dinosaur genus name!
I don't know of any two-letter bird names. Nor of any three-letter bird
names, for that matter (though there are plenty of four-letter bird genus
There are two-letter genus names out there: _Ia_ (bat), _Io_ (snail), _La_
(moth), _Lo_ (rabbitfish), _Aa_ (orchid). No birds, AFAIK.
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