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Dinosaur FAQ #5
Thanks to everyone who's sent replies to FAQ #4 (``Why do scientific
descriptions of anatomical features use different words from everyday
language?'') I think I now have a reasonable summary of the replies at
although more feedback is always welcome (are are any additional book
Now it's time to launch FAQ #5, which is as follows:
There's a list of taxon names at
This sequence reads like one of those puzzles where you have
to mutate ``heat'' into ``cold'' by changing one letter at a
What are the differences between all these names?
Since I think I have a pretty good idea what the answer to this is, I
have written up an initial reply, which you can read at
There will surely be mistakes in there, though, I so I hereby solicit
corrections or any other suggestions. (I thought that doing it this
way would save a lot of people the trouble of writing essentially
similar essays. Let me know if that was a good idea.)
As always, responses to <firstname.lastname@example.org> please -- they will be
seen by me and by anyone who's registered an interest in the
FAQ-building process (which you too are very welcome to do at
should you wish.)
Thanks in advance!
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor -- <email@example.com> -- http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/
)_v__/\ "Oh cruel Fate! Why do you mock me?" -- Homer Simpson.