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Re: Nomena Nuda Wagneri
> With the move toward more lighthearted names which appears to be
> afoot in dinosaur paleontology, I'm afraid the conservatism mind is
> beginning to prevail. I hate to be non-trendy, but you won't see any
> species named after Jurassic Park actors, rock stars, or the like. That
> said, I love Gammora (the turtle), Irritator challengeri, and
> Pinacosaurus mephistocephale.
Then there's Ozraptor subutaii (Oz the colloquial term for Australia,
Subutai the theif in the movie "Conan the Barbarian"). And the boid
snake Montypythonoides from the Oligocene/Miocene of Queensland.
Obviously Australian researchers have been drinking too much of that
"fossil ale" that's available now (made from ancient bore water).
Dann Pigdon Australian Dinosaurs:
GIS Archaeologist http://dannsdinosaurs.terrashare.com
Melbourne, Australia http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/