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Re: Giganotosaurus



In a message dated 95-09-25 22:33:13 EDT, you write:

>I would like to say that I think that Giganotosaurus was a poorly chosen
name
>purely because of the fact that it sounds so much like Gigantosaurus, it
>would sort-of be like someone naming an Allosaur BrontUsaurus or something;
>it's just too confusing. 

Agreed, I also think the genus name_Carnotaurus_  was another  unimmaginative
name! Come to think of it, I didn't like Bakkers _Drinker_  either!

 
>Also, imperitor would definately be better than carolinii.  Let's all rename
>it _Caroliniraptor imperitor_ (ya, ya, I know we can't do that).  Just for
>future reference, I will NEVER EVER put "saurus" in any dinosaur name I
>invent, not ever!

What's wrong with "saurus"?

                                                    Thomas R. Lipka


                                                   Paleontological/Geological
Studies