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I think the start of the article should be re-worded. Article says "Taurs, also known as Quads, is the short furry form for Centaur". The article seems to be saying that "taur" and "centaur" are the same thing. This conflict with my understanding of what taurs are and what my dictionary and Wikipedia says centaurs are.
My dictionary says a centaur is "a creature with the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse."
Wikipedia article about Centaurs says "In Greek mythology, the centaurs ... are ... part human and part horse. In early Attic and Boeotian vase-paintings ... they are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them; in later renderings centaurs are given the torso of a human joined at the waist to the horse's withers ..."
I think the start of the article should be reworded to indicate that taur and centaur are not exactly the same thing. --EarthFurst 05:34, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. — 15:28, 17 December 2013 (EST)

Alternative terminology?[edit]

The page says: The use of "taur" to mean "a creature having a humanoid torso adjoining a quadrupedal body" can therefore be confusing, more so as "taur" means "bull" in some languages. So what’s the alternative? What term should be used to avoid confusion? Or if there isn’t one, why bother mentioning this at all? — 15:30, 17 December 2013 (EST)

Actually, the page seems kinda dead, so I’ll just suggest one myself. I’d love some opinions, though. — 15:34, 17 December 2013 (EST)
The bull definition was related to the word origin of Centaur, not Taur. This information has been moved to that page. - Spirou 17:07, 17 December 2013 (EST)

A Dectaur/Dodecaped?[edit]

I've got a Griffintaur character with 3 sets of 4 limbs (arms, legs and wings). What would this be called? 'Cause if I'm not mistaken, a Hextaur pretty much has eight limbs, and I feel this would make my bird cat a Dectaur, of sorts, or more specifically with his 12 total limbs, a Dodecaped. For some reason I'm wary of the validity of these terms, though they do make sense. Lend me your thoughts. Griffintaur (talk) 13:23, 30 October 2017 (EDT)