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RE: Various items

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> Quoting "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu>:
> > Extremely insightful commentary on a chapter from the 
> recent Indiana 
> > Univ Press Tyrannosaurus rex book (not that I'm biased or anything):
> > 
> http://whenpigsfly-returns.blogspot.com/2008/07/trouble-with-scavengin
> > g.html
> I've only got one minor quibble about the text - the use of 
> the word 'Gondwanaland' at the end of the second-last 
> paragraph. The word Gondwana means 'land of the Gonds', so 
> Gondwanaland would mean 'land of the land of the Gonds'.

True, and most geologists currently use "Gondwana", but "Gondwanaland" was
the original formulation of this name.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
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Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
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Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
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