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Re: Earliest pollinating bird from Eocene found in Messel Pit



On Thu, May 29th, 2014 at 2:30 AM, Jura <pristichampsus@yahoo.com> wrote:

> This is largely unrelated to the paper, but why is bird pollination called 
> ornithophily? Does
> that not translate to "Love of birds" or "Affinity for birds?" 
> 
> The same goes for entomophily, zoophily, and anemophily. They all mean 
> "pollinated by", yet as
> far as I can tell there is nothing in the word itself that has anything to do 
> with pollination.

Perhaps the terms use the word 'love' in a sexual context (as in 'paedophily').

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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