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Re: NEW GOBI LIZARDS (joke)



The artist's name is Mick, not Mark.

 Darren wrote:

 > The species name honours Mark
 > Ellison, the AMNH artist, and the genus is from the Mongolian name
 > for Genghis Khan (Temujin). Some irony here then: one of the Gobi's
 > smallest predators has a name based on the same derivation as (one of
 > the names of) the Gobi's largest predator....

As I understand it, he wasn't all that tall.  :)

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