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FAQs on Priority of Names
There's no stopping me now -- I just don't learn, do I? :-) In a
burst of enthusiasm, I have written two more (much shorter and
Why is ``Brontosaurus'' now called _Apatosaurus_?
So why hasn't _Tyrannosaurus_ been renamed Manospondylus?
As always, I welcome feedback -- particularly clarification on this
point: According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1997, 2:547), ``in
1974 the name Brontosaurus was formally discarded''. Really? By
whom? Why? Wasn't it already formally invalid?
Thanks as always,
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor | <email@example.com> | www.miketaylor.org.uk
)_v__/\ "The cladistic defintion of Aves is: an unimportant offshoot
of the much cooler dinosaur family which somehow managed to
survive the K/T boundry intact" -- Eric Lurio.
P.S. I hope someone out there is actually finding the FAQ useful.
I'm living for the day when someone pops up on the list, asks a
question, and is told ``Go read the FAQ'' :-)