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

On Tue, Apr 24th, 2012 at 8:08 PM, tyazbeck@comcast.net wrote:

> 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.

He's got a long way to go to catch up with John Gould. A naturalist can't take 
more than a few steps 
without tripping over some sort of 'gouldii'.


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj