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Re: Masiakasaurus details
> Just in case anybody has missed these, here are major
> links to stories about Masiakasaurus knopfleri:
> Pronunciation details:
"The scientists said they chose the guitarist and songwriter for the group
Dire Straits because they listened to a lot of Dire Straits music while
digging under the hot tropical sun on the island of Madagascar."
"'Whenever we played Knopfler's music, we tended to find more fossils of
this little, new creature,' Sampson told BBC News Online. 'It became our
running joke: if we didn't play it, we wouldn't find the fossils, and if we
did play it, we would.'"
"Sampson's team will be heading back to Madagascar with their CD collection
> More details:
"'As a result of that we decided what better way to honor Knopfler than to
name a dinosaur after him. If it weren't for his music we might not have
found the animal in the first place,' Scott said in a telephone interview."
Lucy in the sky with diamonds...
Looking forward to the description! At last we'll know what a noasaurid is!