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Re: Brontomerus, new Utah sauropod
From: Ben Creisler
I was not aware of the planned publication schedule for
the paper but was still surprised to see the article
appear so soon online. As I mentioned, I waited to see if
Mike or another author would make an announcement before
sending a posting to the DML. Once I saw the name on
Wikipedia and in Google search, however, I figured the
dinosaur was out of the matrix so to speak. This is an
interesting sauropod with a great name and definitely
deserves a formal announcement done in the right way.
I hope the premature paper was taken down before too much
harm was done.
> On 4 January 2011 13:38, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> > They seem to have taken it off of the forthcoming
> Yes, at my request :-)
> I have also marked the Wikipedia article for Speedy
> I can't delete it myself as only Wikipedia
> permission to do that. (If anyone here is a Wikipedia
> do delete this article!)
> In the mean time, I'd take it kindly if y'all could
just pretend that
> none of this ever happened, then squeal in delight when
> actually does come out in a month or two. Apologies
once more to you
> all for the inconvenience. Ironic that this should
happen just five
> days after Bill Prker posted this article over on his
> -- Mike.
> > Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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> > Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
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> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-
> >> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 4:41 AM
> >> To: email@example.com
> >> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Mathew Wedel
> >> Subject: Re: Brontomerus, new Utah sauropod
> >> On 4 January 2011 09:35, T. Michael Keesey
> >> > On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> >>
> >> >> The paper has great reconstruction of a parent
> >> defending
> >> >> a youngster by kicking the Cretaceous out of a
> >> >
> >> > Nice!
> >> >
> >> > Also worth mentioning is the etymology--
> >> "thunder thighs".
> >> Dammit all. We TOLD the journal, several times,
> >> didn't want the in-press manuscript circulated until
> >> actually published.
> >> Apart from creating a nomen nudum, this is going to
> >> much harder to arrange publicity.
> >> Ah well. Thanks to you both for your interest in
> >> after all, a pretty weird sauropod. Yes, that
etymology is spot on.
> >> -- Mike.
> >> > --
> >> > T. Michael Keesey
> >> > Technical Consultant and Developer, Flex
> >> > California <a
href="http://tmkeesey.net/">http://tmkeesey.net/</a>> >> >
> >> >