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I have a question regarding taxonomic classification in respect to Jim
Jensen's famed brachiosaurids "Ultrasaurus" and "Supersaurus".  Why is it
that it seems when new animals are discovered they are classified relatively
quickly, whereas with these two guys we are forever burdened to include
quotation marks?  What criteria is used to classify a discovery, and how long
does it take?  Why can't we finally just call them Ultrasaurus and
Supersaurus officially and be done with it, even if they might be Sauropoda
Incertae Sedis?  Perhaps it's finally happened and I'm just behind.  Anyone

--Christopher Sirmons Haviland, saurischia@aol.com
--Humble amateur / armchair enthusiast