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Re: Philovenator, new troodontid from Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, China



Remember that my post wasn't completely serious *wink*. On a somewhat related 
note, why so many new fossil taxa named after Charles Darwin? I think there is 
too much Darwin-worship sometimes amongst paleontologists and the like. It 
seems like in the last year or two there were all kinds of 'missing links' 
described that got named after Darwin, like that one pterosaur.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:58:24 AM
Subject: Re: Philovenator, new troodontid from Late Cretaceous of Inner 
Mongolia, China

>  (Linnaeus retaliated by giving the name /Siegesbeckia/ to a
>  particularly ugly, stinking weed.)

See also: *Dinohyus hollandi*. Someone at whichever museum it was, the 
story goes, was fed up with his director and named a "terrible swine" 
after him.