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Re: When did "T. rex" come into usage?

At 06:26 AM 8/20/97 UT, you wrote:

>By the way, I think T.rex is the only animal correctly referred to (genus and 
>species as well as scientific abbreviation) by the general public.  Can anyone 
>think of any other??? (Gorilla shouldn't count - and most people DON'T call 
>them Gorilla gorilla).

Humans certainly aren't, since most people seem to think that _Homo sapiens_
is the *PLURAL* of "Homo sapien".  Ugh!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661