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Robert McLees: "Hey!"
Marcus Lehto: "There you go, Rob."
Shi Kai Wang: "It's the... uh..."
Robert McLees: "Gator...?"
Shi Kai Wang: "Dog...?"
Robert McLees: "Doberman...?"
Marcus Lehto: "Doberman gator?"
- It appears from the transcript above that Bungie originally did not know what to name the creature, and simply fused "Doberman" and "Gator" together to form the label "doberman gator."
- Its anatomy also slightly resembles that of the prehistoric Gorgonopsids which lived on Earth within the Permian. There are also similarities between it and Ambulocetus; an aquatic as well as terrestrial ancestor of Earth's Cetaceans which lived throughout the Eocene.
- Halo 2 Limited Edition DVD: Deleted Species