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RE: Adamantisaurus, new titanosaur in January 2006 Palaeontology



> _Adamantisaurus_ huh?  Can't wait to find out the origin of that name.
> The
> fictitious material X-Man Wolverine's claws are made of?  I doubt it. :-)
> "Before Adam lizard?"  Not bloody likely.

Presumably "diamond lizard". Adamant = diamond. Hence, adamantium = a
fictional remarkably strong metal.

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