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RE: Strange thoughts on PN - was Re: BAD vs. BADD
It was also an ex-parrot.
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: 03 September 2006 20:48
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Subject: 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.