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Re: Peloroplites

Allen Hazen wrote:

> But does it just mean heavy?  I think the last three
> syllables of the genus
> name are a reference to hoplites, the armored warriors of
> ancient Greece.

That's the usual derivation given for the ankylosaur genus Sauroplites_: Gk 
_sauros_ ("lizard") + Gk _hoplites_ ("armored soldier").  _Peloroplites_ 
substitutes Gk _peloros_ ("monstrous, gigantic") for the first part of the name.

And yes, it is a great name.  :-)