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Re: *Tyrannus tyrannus* (joke)

David Marjanovic wrote:

Regarding the name... if the trend of "Clevelanotyrannus", *Nanotyrannus*,

(Also _Dinotyrannus_ which, like _Nanotyrannus_, has been synonymized with _Tyrannosaurus_.)

*Siamotyrannus* and *Eotyrannus* continues, some confusion might arise about
the aggressive little songbird *Tyrannus* and its relatives...

Don't forget _Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus_ (the Crowned Slaty Flycatcher), a small volant theropod from the Amazon jungle.

(Incidentally, this bird has the longest scientific name of any avian, AFAIK).



Timothy J. Williams

USDA/ARS Researcher
Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50014

Phone: 515 294 9233
Fax:   515 294 3163

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