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Re: Dinosaur Nicknames
> Stephen Dedman wrote:
> > 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
> Speaking of which, does anyone know whether "Eric" the pliosaur has
> be described and named? From what I can tell from photographs it
> seems to be fairly complete, yet most captions simply read "pliosaur".
> Dann Pigdon
> Melbourne, Australia
The most recent info I have, John Long's _Dinosaurs of Australia_, says
it was first described as Cimoliosaurus leucospelus. It was decided that
the remains were too incomplete to be assigned to a new species but were
tentatively assigned to Dolichnorhynchops.
- Stephen Dedman