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User avatar #11 - cumbersome (06/20/2013) [-]
Because no one can pronounce it's name, that's why.
#354 to #11 - shadowalchemist (06/21/2013) [-]
like paterradactal is easier
User avatar #338 to #11 - popkornking (06/21/2013) [-]
It's like Ketsel-co-otlis
User avatar #135 to #11 - daentraya (06/21/2013) [-]
Is this by any chance named after some God of inka/mayan/aztec culture?
User avatar #161 to #135 - kevinspacey **User deleted account** (06/21/2013) [-]
I was thinking about that name earlier today when trying to remember the name of the last Inca emperor and the explorer that took over the empire. Apparently i wan wrong, he is a serpent god that the Aztec amongst others believed in. The dinosaur was named after the god Quetzalcoatl
User avatar #162 to #161 - daentraya (06/21/2013) [-]
I should learn some more so i can differentiate between the three cultures, but all i know of them is merged together. And that serpent god looks pretty dahm weird and is often seen with wings. Quite a fitting name
User avatar #307 to #162 - snowshark (06/21/2013) [-]
If you want some distinctions. The Mayans were mainly in the mountains and their building style was so effective that simple houses still exist today really sturdily preserved whereas the Aztecs built their largest and most astounding city in the middle of a lake.

(They were told to find an Eagle on a Rock with a Serpent in it's talons, representative of their god, to an extent, and they actually managed to find such a specific and short-lived sight. In the centre of a lake. Still, points for not giving up.)
User avatar #123 to #11 - yeahvinyl (06/21/2013) [-]

and I only know this because I learned it on ************* DINO DAN.
User avatar #240 to #123 - TommyV (06/21/2013) [-]
User avatar #223 to #123 - snowshark (06/21/2013) [-]
Officially it's more like 'Ket-sal-co-atlus' as it's named after the flying Aztec snake-god which also drops the 'w'.
#285 to #223 - anon (06/21/2013) [-]
Cortes is love, Cortes is life.
User avatar #305 to #285 - snowshark (06/21/2013) [-]
Actually, considering Cortez brought over the Black Death with him which ravaged the Aztecs past the point of decimation (which is one in ten) and more to the effect of octicimation (eight in ten) it's more like.

Cortez is death, Cortez is desruction.

Cortez is also a greedy bastard but that's beside the point.
User avatar #84 to #11 - meganinja (06/21/2013) [-]
User avatar #25 to #11 - trollololing (06/21/2013) [-]
Not to be Buzz Killington, but:
ketz-ull-coe-at (at as in the word at)-ul-lus
User avatar #20 to #11 - xyxoz (06/21/2013) [-]
No, it's easy. It's pronounced Quetzalcoatlus.
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