New name for Brontosaurus?

Christer Ericsson at
Thu Oct 20 05:33:22 EST 1994

In article
<patterson-1910941243520001 at>,
patterson at wrote:

> 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.

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: at

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