[vorbis-dev] Offtopic: (Stupid newbie question) Xiphophorous, or XYphophorous

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Fri Jan 26 21:59:09 PST 2001

On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 04:13:19PM -0600, Aaron Plattner wrote:
> I was just playing with GDict, and I tried looking up Xiphophorous.  The closest
> entry is for "Xyphophorous helleri".  Why the difference in spelling?  Was this
> on purpose?  (In my opinion, Xiphophorous looks cooler than Xyphophorous).

The proper name is "Xiphophorus helleri" in every relevant publication
I've seen.  My guess is they typoed (or maybe found an obsolete


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