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Re: Discovery could Endanger T.Rex Name



Buckaroobwana wrote:

>>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