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Re: Graves museum exhibits

In a message dated 4/1/00 2:46:51 PM EST, bettyc@flyinggoat.com writes:

<< how can you display a 'brontosaur' skull? isn't the name unavailable for
 use on a new species? >>

"Brontosaur" is a vernacular term that denotes a sauropod or a prosauropod. 
With Segnosauria out of Sauropodomorpha, the taxon Brontosauria in my 
classification becomes a synonym of Sauropodomorpha (and, I think, a more 
convenient name).