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Re: Bicentenaria argentina, new Argentine theropod displayed

As so often, that is a matter of definition. The beginning of the Argentinean war of independence was the deposement of the Spanish viceroy, Hidalgo de Cisneros, in May of 1810. Which makes it quite a good candidate for the de facto beginning of independence.


On Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:59:49 +0200, Brad McFeeters <archosauromorph2@hotmail.com> wrote:

The bicentennial of Argentine independence isn't until 2016.

Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:22:04 -0700
From: bcreisler@gmail.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: RE: Bicentenaria argentina, new Argentine theropod displayed

From: Ben Creisler

Actually the name honors BOTH the 200-year anniversary of the museum
AND 200 years of independence for Argentina (thus the species name).

For a longer video in English from the BBC:

For a video and more info about the find in Spanish:

I'm still trying to find out where and when the official description
will appear.

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