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Re: Dino Firsts

In a message dated 97-08-05 18:24:48 EDT, pwillis@ozemail.com.au (Paul
Willis) writes:

<< Sometime later (in the 1700s) someone by the name of Pratt I believe,
 suggested that it was a human scrotum (Scrotum humanae) which has been
 suggested by some (?The bonking dinosaur Pom whose name escapes me for the
 moment) as being suitable grounds for renaming the Dinosauria as the
 Scrotumates (or something similar).   >>

Brookes, 1763: Scrotum humanum. Considered a valid taxonomic name by Beverley
Halstead in 1970, in a short note in the _Journal of Insignificant Research_
for that year.