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TAXON NAMED AFTER BENTON
In 1991 Mark Norell and Kevin de Queiroz named the
iguanine _Armandisaurus explorator_ after Jacques
Gauthier. In 2000 Gao Keqin and Mark Norell named the
scincomorph _Hymenosaurus clarki_ after Jim Clark;
Buckley et al. in 2000 also named _Simosuchus clarki_.
Some of you may recall me asking whether a reptile had
even been named after Mike Benton. Well, the new
procolophonid _Kapes bentoni_ was named by Spencer and
Storrs this year in..
Spencer, P. S. & Storrs, G. W. 2002. A re-evaluation of
small tetrapods from the Middle Triassic Otter Sandstone
Formation of Devon, England. _Palaeontology_ 45, 447-
_K. bentoni_ is not actually 'new' as it has been reported as
an undetermined procolophonid since 1983, but obviously it
has only just been named.
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