[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: another FAQ?
>for the Tyrannosaurus/Tarbosaurus clarification. I see that I'm behind
>the times on who goes where these days. What other reclassifications have
Now that's a question and a half! It's probably easier to watch for
comments as they pass, since taxonomy is a constantly changing (and
sometimes nasty) field.
Some important ones, though (recalling names used in many popular science
books before the '80s):
Brontosaurus -> Apatosaurus
Trachodon (in the sense of the skeletons at the American Museum of Natural
History at NYC)
Polacanthus -> Hylaeosaurus -> Polacanthus again
Antrodemus -> Allosaurus
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