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Re: Original descriptions on CD-ROM
In a message dated 95-08-17 09:01:11 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ellin
>I have nearly finished a project which translates the scientific names of
>the reptiles and amphibians of North America with biographical data on
>the patronymic names and have spent nearly nine years tracking down all
>the original descriptions to be sure of my translations.
>In the process, I've found citation errors, name errors, spelling errors,
>etc. which had crept into the literature through a series of published
>checklists. My ms on the original description citations is forthcoming
>from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
>Perhaps a similar project for dinosaurs would be of benefit. Please
>forgive the excessive use of first person singular in this post.
Ben Creisler of Seattle has done just such a MS for all dinosaur genera. If
you like, I can e-mail you his address and phone number. Part of his MS, on
Cope's dinosaur genera (particularly _Monoclonius_) was published in JVP a
few years ago.