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Re: oldest sauropod found

Nick Pharris <npharris@umich.edu> wrote:


Anten '? (perhaps location where found?)' + tonitrus 'thunder'

Antentonitrus = "before the thunder"

Ante = before (Latin) (as in antediluvian - before the flood). Says Yates and Kitching (2003): "[The name] refers to the early occurrence of this sauropod relative to _Brontosaurus_ (thunder lizard) one of the most familiar dinosaur names."


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