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RE: Isisaurus colberti

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Tommy Bradley
> Hi everybbody,
> Now I know this is going to be an utter shock to all of you ;)
> but I'd like
> to know about the Nomen Clature or Etymology of this new Sauropod.  Am I
> right in assuming it is named after both the Egyptian Deity named
> Isis, and
> Edward Colbert?

This was the species previous called Titanosaurus colberti, named after
Edwin "Ned" Colbert.  Isi- is from the Indian Statistical Institute, not

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
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