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Re: "Latest Study: No Evidence That Therapods Evolved Into Birds" (sic)
Maybe it's an influence of the combining form - tera, terato:
teratology, teratogenic... And there is now terabytes.
2005/10/10, Jordan Mallon <email@example.com>:
> This has got to be the most misspelled dinosaur taxon there is (along
> with maybe "Tyranosaurus"). I've sometimes wondered if there is a
> history behind the use of the word "therapod." Has it appeared in an
> oft-cited theropod publication? To be honest, I see it so often, it
> kind of annoys me.
> Jordan Mallon