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Re: Strange thoughts on PN - was Re: BAD vs. BADD
"Pulchrapollia" does not mean "beautiful parrot" but simply "Pretty Polly".
At least that is the information I got from one of the authors.
At 20:08 2006-09-03, Tim Williams wrote:
Mike Taylor wrote:
No, but parrots are Pollyphyletic.
Incidentally, this pun isn't as bad as you might think (though it is
pretty bad). In 2000, Gareth Dyke and Joanne Cooper named a new fossil
parrot _Pulchrapollia_ ("beautiful parrot"). Thus, "Polly" (for parrot)
officially entered the scientific nomenclature.