New name for Brontosaurus?

patterson at patterson at
Wed Oct 19 11:43:53 EST 1994

In article <1994Oct18.233421.1 at>, pcs$2091 at wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what a "brontosaurus " was recently renamed to?
The "new" name is apatosaurus.  Actually, that name has been around for a
very long time.  Steven Jay Gould discusses the name change in one of
his columns in Natural History.  I don't remember when, but it seems like it
was about 2 years ago.

Garth I. Patterson
Dept. Molecular Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital

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