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Re: Qld Museum to unveil Australia's biggest dinosaur bones

Dann Pigdon wrote:

I see the word 'Titanosaur' is thrown about quite a bit. I assume this is a media-friendly version of 'Titanosauriform'.

Its also known as a vernacular name. Often found useful when communicating with people outside of the field - hence, "dinosaur", "pelycosaur", "archosaur", "plesiosaur", "ichthyosaur", "mosasaur", etc....

As with all vernacular names, which "clade" it is referring to will vary
depending on context and the person using it.

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