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Re: Dinosaur Nicknames
> Just for fun....nicknames given to specific dinosaur specimens.
> Here are a few:
> "Fran" -- Acrocanthosaurus (the one from McCurtain County, Oklahoma)
> "Sue" -- Tyrannosaurus rex (the one on the auction block)
> "Scotty"-- Tyrannosaurus rex (from Saskatchewan)
> "Stan" -- Tyrannosaurus rex
> "Duffy" -- Tyrannosaurus rex
> "Black Beauty" -- Tyrannosaurus (from Alberta)
> "Claws" -- Baryonyx (from England)
> "Nancy" -- Nuerosaurus chaganensis ("Dinosaurs of China" touring exhibit)
> these are but a few....If you can think of others, please reply!!
> ---Thanks, John Schneiderman (email@example.com)
The Gorgosaurus cast in the Western Australian Museum is known as
"Gordon" (previously named "Albert" the Albertosaurus). And one of the
most celebrated Australian fossils, an opalized pliosaur skeleton, was
named "Eric". John Long has since discovered 3 more partial pliosaur
skeletons, and named them Donald, Thora and Clem.
- Stephen Dedman