New name for Brontosaurus?

Christer Ericsson christer.ericsson at mog.ki.se
Thu Oct 20 05:33:22 EST 1994


In article
<patterson-1910941243520001 at atgw-wel-900d-1-c27.mgh.harvard.edu>,
patterson at frodo.mgh.harvard.edu wrote:

> In article <1994Oct18.233421.1 at altair.selu.edu>,
pcs$2091 at altair.selu.edu 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.

A related question: What is the relationship of brachiosaurus to apatosaurus?

-- 
Christer Ericsson, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Medical Nobel Institute, Karolinska Institute, S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden. E-mail: christer.ericsson at mog.ki.se.



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