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Plural of "pegasus"?

I know Pegasus was originally the name of a specific flying horse, but this fantasy novel I'm writing has a whole species of flying horses, and unless I can find a better word for a flying horse than "pegasus," I need something resolved. The plural of pegasus, if there were one: "pegasuses" or "pegasi" or something else?

Poll #1790031 Pegasus or pegasi?

Plural of "pegasus"?

"pegasuses"
19(14.5%)
"pegasi"
70(53.4%)
Same as the singular.
31(23.7%)
Neither. Use another name for the species (comment to suggest one)
11(8.4%)


Thanks in advance!

EDIT: After some suggestions from people, and some of my own poking around, I decided to go with Lyftmara (plural Lyftmaras), a modification from the Old English words lyft and mearh (méares/méaras), so it roughly means "flying horse" or "air horse."
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