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On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Guy Leahy wrote:
Here's the Wikipedia definition... :-)
It has since been adopted as a genuine anatomical term, and is used by
multiple palaeontological authorities, including the Smithsonian
Also, the spikes on the end of Stegosaurus' tail now have an official
name, The Thagomizer, suggested in a Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson.
(Reference: The Complete Dinosaur, James O. Farlow and M. K.
Brett-Surman, editors, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1997, p. 302.)
How is this official? I mean, what body/agency/etc actually certifies