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Etymology Question

Postby Minuteman » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:47 pm

What is the technical term for a reptile-keeper?
Or, more specifically, a keeper of turtles.
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Postby kotoreru » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:06 am

Hmm yes, I suppose it would be something based around 'chelonia' wouldn't it? Chelonidist perhaps? Good word anyway to be fair.

Don't forget the difference between Turtles, Terrapins and Tortoises. Could make a difference, though I doubt there are very many sea turtle keepers anywhere...
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Postby Minuteman » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:56 pm

Nonetheless, is there no widely-known term for a keeper of reptiles? At least someone who looks after them at a zoo, for instance?
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Postby MichaelXY » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:48 pm

how about a herpetologist
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