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Re: ceratopsians - any aboriginal American names?
I dimly remember hearing that native americans ascribed large fossil bones to a
mythical "Father of the Buffalo." I think this name was used specifically for
ceratopsian bones, but I don't remember where I heard this so the source may
not be trustworthy or my memory may have mangled it. Hope it helps, in anycase.
--- On Fri, 10/30/09, B tH <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: B tH <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: ceratopsians - any aboriginal American names?
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 9:34 AM
> Just wondering if anyone knows if
> American Indians ever found one of these skulls and if they
> had a name for it/them? I know they had
> some remains of prehistoric mammals (thunder
> horse/brontotherium) but what about dino fossils?
> Always thought some of the creatures in GARGOYLES (tv-movie
> from 1973) were based on Protoceratops as the blueprint for
> a few of their heads. [Irrelevant Halloween reference.]