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Re: Laelaps and Brontosauria (was Re: Resending)

> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 09:47:39 -0500
> From: Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.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

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