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Re: Dino List Questions

In a message dated 95-10-24 06:15:43 EDT, DSmith0531@aol.com writes:

>"Smilodon Plieninger, 1846/Lund, 1842*"
>Somebody actually thought _Smilodon_ was a dinosaur?

No--Plieninger didn't know the name _Smilodon_ had just been used four years
earlier for the sabertooth. Communications weren't all that great in 1846. He
replaced it with _Zanclodon_ later that year.