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Re: Goofy dinosaur names: (combined answer)

Quoting "T. Michael Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com>:

Well, there are so many non-lacertilian "-saurus" names that I think
the ending can safely be interpreted as "reptilian" (or "non-avialan
reptilian", perhaps--Avisaurus and Soroavisaurus excluded).

And, of course, _Basilosaurus_, though that was a case of mistaken identity.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."
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