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Oh, man!!! I installed the patch that should prevent listproc from
inappropriately rejecting messages, and the patch apparently caused it
to reject another one for a different reason! It just goes to show
you that conservation of grief is a fundamental physical principle!
The problem was worse than I thought; it rejected my forwarding of the
message too. I've gone back to the old version for now. In any case:
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 18:09:27 -0400
Regarding the Apatosaurus-Brontosaurus problem, a very nice brief
paper by John S. McIntosh was published in the Short Papers of the
Sixth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biotas, which
just ended a couple of weeks ago in China:
McIntosh, J.S., 1995. "Remarks on the North American sauropod
_Apatosaurus_ Marsh," in Sun A. & Wang Y., ed., Sixth Symposium on
Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biotas, Short Papers, Beijing,
China Ocean Press: 119-123.
He diagnoses the genus _Apatosaurus_ and retains three valid
species: the type species _Apatosaurus ajax_ (based on a large
juvenile skeleton YPM 1860; junior synonyms are _Atlantosaurus
immanis_ and _Apatosaurus laticollis_); _Apatosaurus excelsus_ (type
species of the genus _Brontosaurus_; junior synonym is _Brontosaurus
amplus_); and _Apatosaurus louisae_.
_Apatosaurus ajax_ includes the largest (as adults) and geologically
latest members of the genus, generally 10% larger than individuals
referable to the other two species. _Apatosaurus excelsus_ is not
otherwise reliably distinguishable from _Apatosaurus ajax_ based on
available material, but _Apatosaurus louisae_ had relatively more
robust limb elements than the other two species.
The fourth species, _Apatosaurus yahnahpin_ was erected too recently
for inclusion in the paper.