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Re: Pterosaur diversity (was: Re: Waimanu)

On 6/1/06, Nick Pharris <npharris@umich.edu> wrote:
The original meaning of the root (in Proto-Indo-European) is pretty
clearly 'eye' or 'see', but in Greek it usually means 'face'.  From
what I know of *Eryops*, the 'face' meaning would certainly seem to
make more sense.

My understanding was that it refers to the portion of the face including the eyes and the nose, but not the mouth. (Different languages sometimes parse the human body slightly differently.)

Mike Keesey
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