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  • Incidentally, you might have seen the name Phorusrhacos written as Phororhacos (and Phorusrhacidae written as Phororhacidae).

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  • When in 1889 Ameghino discovered that Phorusrhacos was really a bird, he changed the name to Phororhacos, as this (apparently) means something like ‘rag bearer’ and Ameghino regarded this as more appropriate etymologically than ‘branch holder’ (I regret that I have no idea why, however).

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  • Changing of names like this is not allowed under the guidelines of the ICZN and hence Phororhacos – still used by some people even today – should be suppressed.

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  • The tips of those extraordinary weapons were still stained? with the blood of the Phororhacos.

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  • The Phororhacos remained in the cross hairs, the red dot of the laser playing across wind? ruffled feathers.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • Soon it would emerge to drag the body of the dead Phororhacos back to its new lair.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • The Phororhacos was dead, the three? meter? tall form of the giant carnivorous running bird stretched out in the snow.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • The Phororhacos remained in the cross hairs, the red dot of the laser playing across wind-ruffled feathers.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • The tips of those extraordinary weapons were still stained-with the blood of the Phororhacos.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • The Phororhacos was dead, the three-meter-tall form of the giant carnivorous running bird stretched out in the snow.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

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