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Old April 8 2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

The popular dinosaur once known as Brontosaurus has been officially called Apatosaurus for decades, because it was determined that the fossils first dubbed Brontosaurus were members of the previously named Apatosaurus genus. Apparently, there has now been published a study arguing that the fossils first identified as Bronto are different enough from the previously identified Apato fossils that they deserve to be classified separately.

http://news.sciencemag.org/paleontol...&utm_src=email
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Old April 8 2015, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

Interesting. I kind of hope the species is reclassified. The name "thunder lizard" is too good to not be used.
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Old April 8 2015, 07:04 PM   #3
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

I'm a little disappointed that the article wasn't written by Anne Elk.
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Old April 8 2015, 10:26 PM   #4
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

Meanwhile Pluto gets no action on its appeal to be reclassed as a planet again.
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Old April 8 2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

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Meanwhile Pluto gets no action on its appeal to be reclassed as a planet again.
At least Pluto is still there. Brontosaurus was completely wiped from existence!
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Old April 8 2015, 11:47 PM   #6
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

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Meanwhile Pluto gets no action on its appeal to be reclassed as a planet again.
At least Pluto is still there. Brontosaurus was completely wiped from existence!
Pluto, you're just too small to be a planet even though you have a moon. Besides, everyone knows Pluto is a dog. Brontosaurus rules!
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Old April 9 2015, 01:10 AM   #7
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

Fred Flintstone will be happy

Restore it to its proper place in the pantheon.

Same with Pluto...it was a planet so it remains one..grandfather clause
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Old April 9 2015, 01:51 AM   #8
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

^ Dinosaur claws, too.
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Old April 9 2015, 02:56 AM   #9
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

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Meanwhile Pluto gets no action on its appeal to be reclassed as a planet again.
At least Pluto is still there. Brontosaurus was completely wiped from existence!
This is why

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Old April 9 2015, 04:16 AM   #10
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

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Fred Flintstone will be happy

Restore it to its proper place in the pantheon.

Same with Pluto...it was a planet so it remains one..grandfather clause
Word on both counts .

Glad to hear the news on Brontosaurus. And in my book, Pluto is still a planet!
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Old April 9 2015, 08:59 AM   #11
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

Oh my oh me oh my goodness gracious great balls of fire.

I have a friend who is really angry that the there was no such thing about the brontosaurus.

Hooo boy, this will probably piss him off some more.
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Old April 9 2015, 09:01 AM   #12
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

<in before hilarious jokes about Pluto's status>
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Old April 9 2015, 09:43 AM   #13
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<in before hilarious jokes about Pluto's status>
I think you're a little late.
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Old April 9 2015, 09:45 AM   #14
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Re: The name "Brontosaurus" might be accepted as correct after all.

Hence the modifier.
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Old April 9 2015, 10:52 AM   #15
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And in my book, Pluto is still a planet!
What about Sedna and Eris and all the others classified the same as Pluto? Do they become planets, too, or is Pluto special just because you learned it was a planet as a child?

At least brontosaurus has a kind of onomatopoeia about it.
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