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Re: So what's a Brachiosaur?
>> I think part of the confusion might be Jurassic Park related - many press
>> releases, posters, etc., said "the Brachiosaur, also known as the
>> brontosaurus" - a patently untrue statement!
>Thank you. This is what I was wondering. I know (vaguely) why the
>brontosaurus is really an aptosaurus (sp?). Where and how did the name
Brachiosaurus altithorax Riggs 1903. Brachio is "arm", and refers to the
great size of the forelimb.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092