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best dinosaur names

This will be old news to some of you, but anyway...

I was glancing through an Australian bird book, and came across this little gem:

The Common Noddy
/Anous stolidus/ ("stupid witless bird")

Some zoologist really didn't like this poor animal.

This has now overtaken /Platycephalus /and /Ornithorhynchus /as my favourite scientific name :-)

Colin McHenry
School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Geology)
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308
Tel: +61 2 4921 5404
Fax: + 61 2 4921 6925