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> > As I can't answer for Bob so I won't, but my thinking is that since
> > Brontosaurus is the far more common and popular nomenclature, changing
> > the name only served to confuse and irritate dinosaur lovers
> > everywhere (regardless of the primogenture of the other name).
> That's my feeling too. Thanks.
Mine is different: It's far too late. *Apatosaurus* has become quite widely
known in the meantime, and you can take its name as an allusion to how its
name changed, or how its proposed lifestyle changed. Do we really want to
convey the image of a trampling 30-tonne fatso any longer?