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Not a dinosaur, but a monstrously clever name
The July 2 issue of Nature features a paper on "A new Early Carboniferous
tetrapod with a mélange of crown-group characters" by Jennifer A. Clack.
> Division: Crown group Tetrapoda Goodrich 1930
> Order: undesignated
> Family: Baphetidae Cope 1875
> Eucritta melanolimnetes gen. et. sp. nov.
> Etymology. Eu (Greek) true; critta (American vernacular): creature;
> melano (Greek): black; limnetes (Greek): living in a pool or marsh,
> from the black lagoon (in reference to the locality of East Kirkton).
Whose extinction was due to waiting for human females to appear?