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Re: Brontomerus, new Utah sauropod



On 4 January 2011 09:35, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM,  <bh480@scn.org> wrote:
>>
>> The paper has great reconstruction of a parent
>> Brontomerus defending a youngster by kicking the
>> Cretaceous out of a
>> Utahraptor.
>
> Nice!
>
> Also worth mentioning is the etymology--"Brontomerus" means "thunder thighs".

Dammit all.  We TOLD the journal, several times, that we didn't want
the in-press manuscript circulated until it was actually published.
Apart from creating a nomen nudum, this is going to make it much
harder to arrange publicity.

Ah well.  Thanks to you both for your interest in what is, after all,
a pretty weird sauropod.  Yes, that etymology is spot on.

-- Mike.



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