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Re: New name for Syntarsus



Yes, Most Gentleperson HP David Marjanovic
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From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "The Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: New name for Syntarsus


> > [...]
> > the whole tribe of gentle, humble toads (genus _Bufo_, family Bufonidae)
> may
> > (or may not; take your pick) claim existence by way of a not-so-subtle,
> > indeed vicious, stab (by a well-placed rival) against the late-18th
> Century
> > naturalist, the Count of Bufon.
>
> Can't tell either whether that's a pun; that naturalist's name is Georges
> Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, unless I've forgotten another 5 first
names
> (probable).
>
> Isn't there an entelodont named after someone's museum director, *Dinohyus
> hollandi*? Normally naming an animal after someone is an honor for that
> person, but in case of an entelodont... hm. (Called killer pigs in Walking
> with Beasts.)
>