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RE: Whose the "Tuck" in Heterodontosaurus tucki?
From: "Allan Edels" <edels@msn.Com>
To: <email@example.com>, "Dinosaur Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Whose the "Tuck" in Heterodontosaurus tucki?
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 02:20:00 -0500
The closest thing to an answer to your question is to be found back on
2/13/2002 in the DML. The tail end of the message from Robert G. Tuck
"It's my understanding that that most wonderful of all
dinosaurs, _Heterodontosaurus tucki_, received its specific epithet
from a generous patron (and my still long-lost wealthy "uncle")
who funded the recovery of, and research on, this splendid example
of such a noble creature. :-)
-= Tuck =-"
This may only be a starting point in your search.
From the 1962 description by Crompton and Charig:
"Derivation of name. In recognition of the generous help afforded to the
Expedition by Mr. G. C. Tuck, managing director of the Austin Motor Co. of
South Africa (Proprietary) Ltd."
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