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Re: Discovery could Endanger T.Rex Name
>>Sign me up for the "Bring back Brontosaurus" campaign. Hell, Marsh coined
both names, the change always seemed to be nitpicking to me. Just putting in
my 2 cents...<<
It's not nit-picking, it following the rule of priority that, generally,
keeps nomenclature coherent.
"Brontosaurus" is a dead name. It's been *officially* recognized as a junior
synonym since 1903, which means that _Apatosaurus_ has been in use *far*
longer than "Brontosaurus" was.
Caitlin R. Kiernan