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Re: Original descriptions on CD-ROM



In a message dated 95-08-17 09:01:11 EDT, uebeltz@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (Ellin
Beltz) writes:

>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.

G.O.