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Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential race

On 16 April 2012 10:22,  <tyazbeck@comcast.net> wrote:
> In my opinion, 'Brontosaurus' is more euphonious than 'Apatosaurus'. Fewer 
> syllables, and it sounds more spectacular.

No argument there.  It's part of the reason that we used the name
Brontomerus for the Hotel Mesa sauropod last year -- it was a sort of
tribute to the Great Lost Name.

> I feel as if some paleontologists have trouble thinking before they come up 
> with a memorable name for a dinosaur...

Holy poop, yes!  You find the world's biggest terrestrial animal in
Argentina and call it: Argentinosaurus.  Makes me want to week.

-- Mike.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Gilvary" <dinosaur@gilvary.net>
> To: "DML List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:18:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential 
> race
> Now I have to weigh in here as a devoted amateur.
> My favorite dinosaur, of all, saurischian or ornithischian, avian or
> non-avian, remains Brontosaurus. Yes, I am well read enough to recognize
> that name is no longer recognized. But in the consideration of emotional
> responses, i.e., "favorites," it's the Brontosaurus I saw pictured on
> the back of the cereal box, the Brontosaurus I saw in the How and Why
> Wonder Book of Dinosaurs, the Brontosaurus who stirred my imagination.
> Bully for Brontosaurus! :)
> And sauropods remain kewl.
> Ar 4/14/2012 8:37 PM, scríobh Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.:
>> On Sat, April 14, 2012 4:05 pm, Augusto Haro wrote:
>>> Nobody admits that she/he is strongly influenced by the mass media and
>>> that her/his favorite dinosaur is T. rex?
>> Well, of course MINE is, too! But I only responded back when the initial
>> "favorite sauropod" question had been asked; not the broader "favorite
>> dinosaur" one.
>> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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