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Re: Laelaps and Brontosauria (was Re: Resending)
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 09:47:39 -0500
> From: Tim Williams <email@example.com>
>>>> However who use's Brontosauria in the literature?
>>> Absolutely nobody.
>> ... except Bakker, of course. See for example Bakker, R. T. 1994.
>> The Bite of the Bronto. Earth 3 (6): 26-35. This refers to
>> "brontosaurs" throughout.
> But doesn't he just use "brontosaur" in an informal sense, without
> using the formal term "Brontosauria"?
Hmm, yeah, sorta. But he's at least suggestive:
I need to make some nomenclarural distinctions here.
When I say "brontosaur" I'm referring to brontosaurians
in general, a huge order of dinosaurs which consist of
scores of genera such as _Brachiosaurus_, _Camarasuarus_
[sic], _Diplodocus_, _Supersaurus_ and _Brontosaurus_.
[Editor's note: Many scientists the order name
It may be that he actually uses the word "Brontosauria" somewhere uin
the article, but I'm not going to re-read ten pages just to be sure
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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