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Day: June 28, 2016
What does Hortalotarsus mean in Latin or Greek?
No explanation offered in the original paper On Hortalotarsus skirtopodus, a new saurischian fossil from Barkly East, Cape Colony, though the author does indicate it was all about the distinctive Tarsus (skeleton) (back of the foot). Nothing in Massospondylus, the accepted family name for the dinosaur. The Spanish Wikipedia on Hortalotarsus offers “tarsus of a […]
What are the earliest documented texts in Albanian?
This came out of an exchange I had with Kelvin Zifla, over at Nick Nicholas’ answer to Why do I experience a profound feeling when I read and understand old writings of my mother language? It involves correcting Wikipedia, though I’m not bothering to just yet. There are three definite oldest attested texts in Albanian. […]