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Re: What are these dinosaurs? 2: Return of What are these dinosaurs?



On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, christian farrell kammerer wrote:

> Dinosaurus is not just a junior synonym of Plateosaurus, it is actually a
> therapsid (named by Fischer de Waldheim, 1847 for Rhopalodon murchisoni,
> Fischer de Waldheim, 1845). The dinosaurian "Dinosaurus" is thus
> preoccupied by the therapsid, so it can never be used for a dinosaur
> anyway.

There's yet *another* Dinosaurus, though -- some scrappy Indian material
-- not sure of the name's status (other than that it's preoccupied).

--T. Michael Keesey
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