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RE: New brontothere named after kaiju Gigan
Tom Holtz wrote:
<Etymology-The specific epithet references the large size of this species
in comparison to Diplacodon elatus, the only other known species of the genus.
'Gigan' is a fictional giant horned monster first
appearing in the 1972 Japanese film, 'Godzilla versus Gigan' and other Godzilla
No indication if it had a chest buzzsaw or not...>
As if that's necessary?! It's a bloody 'nother Gojira reference! ... although a
buzzsaw chest implement would be cool....
Jaime A. Headden
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> Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:33:20 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Subject: New brontothere named after kaiju Gigan
> In the latest issue of JVP (Mihlbachler, M.C. 2011. A new Uintan horned
> brontothere from Wyoming and the evolution of canine size
> and sexual dimorphism in the Brontotheriidae (Perissodactyla: Mammalia). JVP
> 31: 202-214.
> "DIPLACODON GIGAN, new species
> Etymology-The specific epithet references the large size of this species in
> comparison to Diplacodon elatus, the only other known
> species of the genus. 'Gigan' is a fictional giant horned monster first
> appearing in the 1972 Japanese film, 'Godzilla versus Gigan'
> and other Godzilla films thereafter."
> No indication if it had a chest buzzsaw or not...
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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