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Re: Qantasaurus

Dr. Paul Willis wrote:

>And yse, the name is after the airline (Queensland And Northern Territory
>Air Service).

I found this interesting after the recent posts on corporate sponsorship. I
don't want to open up a can of worms here, but I wanted to know if I was correct
in assuming that this is a way to honor a corporation-funded dig?

The same question goes for _Atlascoposaurus_. 

And, if this is indeed the case, are there other examples of dinosaurs named
after [to flatter?] sponsors? The only others that immediately come to mind are
_Diplodocus carnegii_ and _Apatosaurus louisae_, after the robber-baron and his
wife, respectively.