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Re: New name for Syntarsus



Its a joke, OK?  Actually, I currently have a paleontology grant and
major excavation project.  My post was simply a notice, not an "up
yours." Dino people put forth silly names all the time (Bambiraptor???).

Gee... get a sense of humor and perspective.

Mike Ivie

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Morgan Churchill wrote:

> 
>  I don't mind that the name is preocuppied by a beetle, or even that it gets 
> a new name.  But to make the name a translation of "big dead lizard" almost 
> reeks of vindictiveness on the part of the describers.  What did syntarsus or 
> Paleontology ever do to you.  (Not to mention that the original post by the 
> describer sounded almost like a "up yours".)
> 
> 
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