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Re: Backwards brontosaur?

In a message dated 6/16/2006 2:37:35 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
keesey@gmail.com writes:

<< Plesiosaur (specifically _Elasmosaurus_), not "brontosaur".  The
mistake was made by none other than Edward Drinker Cope, and  Othniel
Charles Marsh pointing it out and publicizing it is supposedly  what
led do their feud. >>

Actually, it was Joseph Leidy who spotted the error.  Marsh made use of it 
later. See Mike Everhart's excellent article: