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Re: What's in a name?
In a message dated 97-08-15 18:30:22 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Now suppose that before I can talk about the picture, Michelle speaks up
>and says "That's a Tyrannosaurus." (It isn't likely that she would,
>because I showed the other picture first. But suppose she did.) Then I
>might say, "You know, Michelle, I thought it was a Tyrannosaurus, too. It
>looks a lot like Tyrannosaurus..." This way, I've made the correction
>ultra sensitive, because I am correcting myself as well. >>
Michelle here might be more knowledgeable than it seems at first. Don't
forget that Greg Paul at one time referred _Daspletosaurus_ to the genus
_Tyrannosaurus_, and indeed labeled his famous striding _Daspletosaurus_
accordingly, which might be what Michelle was thinking of. You could get into
some nomenclatural hot water(!).