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In a message dated 97-08-24 03:09:26 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Garrison
> I side with the bearded one on this... scrap Apatosaurus and go with
> Brontosaurus. I believe common usage should overide debatable taxonomy
> in most cases.
Most young dinosaur enthusiasts of my generation have grown up reading books
that scream "it's _Apatosaurus_, not _Brontosaurus_"! I can only imagine the
confusion that this would sow.
Also, the taxonomy is not all that debatable. I've never heard of serious
opposition to the synonymy of _Apatosaurus_ and _Brontosaurus_.