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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
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University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
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