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Nick Pharris wrote:
>> That one is more obvious, but *Anurognathus* may well be a pun --
>> it's not just tailless itself, it also has jaws like an anuran.
> You're right! Never made that connection before.
> My apologies to Tim.
No - I think you might be right. When _Anurognathus_ was named, it seems to
have been primarily intended to mean "tailless jaw". I'm basing this on
http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/names/ptero.htm (and when it comes to etymology,
Ben Creisler usually knows his stuff.) But the allusion to Anura may also be
deliberate. Might be a double entendre, as David suggests.
_Batrachognathus_ certainly means "frog jaw", though.
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