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Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds

2005/7/17, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:
> > *Austrosaurus*/*Antarctosaurus* [which means south, not from the
> > Antarctic]).
> while everything anti-arctic is opposite the place where there are all the 
> bears 
> (brown bear: *Ursus arctos*).

I dont't think so. Probably it's a reference to the constellation Ursa
Minor, which contains the Polaris (the Polar Star, hence celestial
north pole, hence north pole, hence north). (Arctos is the greek term
for bear.)


Well, we could establish a contest: which is the worst dinosaur
generic name ever coined?

My votes go to: Gasosaurus (in honor to the gas company that funded
the research) and Technosaurus (every time that I hear it I
immediately think in Drumbassaurus, Acidjazzsaurus, Ravesaurus...)


Roberto Takata