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Re: Pantydraco and the worst dinosaur name



There was an opportunity to use Gasosaurus in a show I'm on.  I just couldn't 
bring myself to do it.  
The mention of name makes people make flatulence noises and giggle like a 5 
year old.

D


On Mar 10, 2011, at 1:17 PM, David Orr wrote:

> Futalognkosaurus. Just fugly.
> 
> David
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> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Brad McFeeters
> <archosauromorph2@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> The worst dinosaur name is obviously *Megapnosaurus*, which is apparently so 
>> distasteful that hardly anyone uses it.  Or did I just miss the announcement 
>> that *Syntarsus* was never preoccupied after all?  (Tykoski & Rowe 2004 list 
>> *Megapnosaurus* as a junior synonym of *Syntarsus*, then proceed to use 
>> *Syntarsus* for the rest of the chapter... Carrano & Sampson 2008 use 
>> *Syntarsus* exclusively, without comment... ???)
>> *Pantydraco* at least has a cooler name than its close relative 
>> *Ignavusaurus,* the "coward lizard."
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------
>>> Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:13:37 -0700
>>> From: rtravsky@uwyo.edu
>>> To: ddkrentz@charter.net
>>> CC: bh480@scn.org; dinosaur@usc.edu
>>> Subject: Re: Pantydraco anatomy described (free pdf)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Wed, 9 Mar 2011, David Krentz wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Pantydraco.
>>>> Could be the worst dinosaur name ever.
>>> 
>>> Hmmm. I smell a thread coming up.
>>> 
>>> Worst names list?
>> 
>>