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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #116



The name Sauroposeidon might also be an allusion to Poseidon's defeating
the Titans.  
Are brachiosaurids titanosaurids?

-Betty Cunningham

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> Finally, Betty Cunningham sent notice of an online news report about a new
> genus of a gigantic long-necked brachiosaurid sauropod from Oklahoma
> (cervical vertebrae 4 feet long):
> 
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991102/sc/science_dinosaur_1.html
> 
> The generic name given in the report is Sauroposeidon, but until I find a
> >published< news account (not just an online Reuters news report) that
> includes this name, I will refrain from adding it to the List. The name,
> attributed to Rich Cifelli, honors the Greek god Poseidon in his role as god
> of earthquakes, a reference to the dinosaur's earth-shaking size. So stay
> tuned; the DGL corrections #117 with name #865 may not be long in coming.

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