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Re: Re: giganotosaurus...article from boston globe
>BTW, I think the largest meat-eating dino shouldn't have a name that is
>too hard to pronounce/remember, especially for 6-year olds who need to
>know this bit of trivia. I would have named it Giganotosaurus rex, which
>could then be shortened to G-rex :-)
What's hard about it? Okay, the news readers don't read their text properly,
but the name is actually very simple:
Giga-noto-saurus. Giant southern reptile. For anyone who knows a smidge of
mammal evolution, the "noto" is a VERY common word element in South American
Also, "imperator" would have been better...
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742