📚📚 Read every day challenge - Fall/Autumn 2021 🍁🍂🦝

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Day IX: グレンデリウス :dolphin:
Okay, not a dolphin, but it’s the closest looking emoji I can get.

Prehistoric animals, yessssss.

オフタルモサウルス科プラティプテリギウス亜科… I now regret my decision to read this. Though halfway through the article it starts using the Latin names, because not even Japanese wiki is mad enough to katakana those words.

I like that the Latin animal classifications have their own Japanese equivalents (very, very cool):

Animalia - 動物
Chordate - 脊索動物
Vertebrata - 脊椎動物
Reptilia - 爬虫類***

*** 爬 is a really nice looking kanji, though by the looks of it, it is only used for very specific scientific things involving reptiles. I always feel a little sad when I find a interesting looking kanji only to find that it is either super archaic or extremely specific.