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Apatosaurus vs. Brontosaurus
Garrison Hilliard (email@example.com) wrote:
<Screw that noise; it's still a Brontosaurus to me, even if it had the
wrong head on it.>
Another assumption is that *Brontosaurus* was renamed *Apatosaurus*
because it had the wrong head on. This is one of the most prevailing myths
in dinosaurs to date. This is bigger than the marsh-lovers idea. Bigger
than tail-drags and grey-colored animals.
*Apatosaurus* was named a year prior to *Brontosaurus,* and was given
it's name because of the shape of it's chevrons looked like
*Camarasaurus,* but was closer to *Diplodocus* instead, hence it's tail
was "deceptive." A few years after *Brontosaurus* was named, they were
synonymized because one was essentially a juvenile of the other, as more
material has supported over the last century. This was WELL prior to the
recovery of the partial skull for *Apatosaurus.*
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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