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Re: Pantydraco and the worst dinosaur name



On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 7:35 AM, Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> How about inappropriate dinosaur names?  I submit, for example,
>>>> _Struthiosaurus_, "ostrich lizard."  Does this nodosaur really resemble an
>>>> ostrich?  Really?
>
>
> There are plenty like it in the paleo literature.  _Sarcolestes_
> ("flesh-stealer") was an ankylosaur, and therefore herbivorous.
> _Arrhinoceratops_ ("no-nose-horned face") did have a nasal horn.
> _Protoavis_ ("first bird")... probably off the mark.
>

Also _Dinosaurus_ (a therapsid) and _Archosaurus_ (a non-archosaurian
archosauriform).


-- 
Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?