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Re: Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?
It was Crichton. Early in the novel of Jurassic Park
we are introduced to the
Shortly after that, the word is truncated to raptor(s)
throughout the rest of the book.
Thankfully, terms like 'trike' (for Triceratops) and 'compy' (for
Procompsognathus) didn't really take off. The latter in particular, since it
could have easily been confused for a shortening of Compsognathus instead.
Maybe P-Comp (as in P-Diddy) would have been more correct - although even
then it may have implied a dinosaur that could shoot back at you.
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