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Re: Discovery could Endanger T.Rex Name



In a message dated 6/13/00 8:30:30 AM EST, majestic_cheese@yahoo.com writes:

<< The T. rex, the first specimen of which was discovered
 in Montana in 1902, was named three years later by
 paleontologist Henry Osborn.  >>

The earliest-discovered specimen clearly referable to Tyrannosaurus is the 
holotype of Dynamosaurus imperiosus, found in Wyoming in 1900. The above 
sentence refers to the type specimen of Tyrannosaurus rex, which is not the 
earliest-discovered specimen.