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Re: "Brontosaurus"

At 09:25 AM 22/08/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Well, this is actually (or at least potentially) a different kind of case.
>Since _Apatosaurus_ and _Brontosaurus_ have different type species (_A.
>ajax_ and _B. excelsus_, respectively), one *could* make the argument that
>these two species are different from each other at the generic level.
>Hence, you could retain both generic names.  Bakker, who is about as much as
>a splitter as anyone is in dinosaur paleontology, seems to go that route.
I just thought he liked the name Brontosaurus better (I do too, but would
not use it).

>Speaking of which, watch the new season of PaleoWorld for the fantastic new
>skull of "_Brontosaurus_" that Bakker's crew have discovered.  It is quite a
How new is this?  How complete is it?  Yes, okay, patience.  Well then, how
about when is the new season beginning?

>(As always, trying to steer the discussion back towards paleontology... :-)
I know, but some of the tangents need addressing.  It is hard to walk the
fine line.  I am trying to be good.  :-)


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