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Re: New name for Syntarsus



Indeed, Most Gentleperson HP David Marjanovic
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Subject: Re: New name for Syntarsus


> Yes, Most Gentleperson HP David Marjanovic
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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.)
> >
>