Message 2001-06-0110: Re: species names

Sun, 20 May 2001 00:23:26 +0200

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Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 00:23:26 +0200
From: David Marjanovic <>
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Subject: Re: species names

> Many of the systematic problems I have dealt with in
> working on dinosaurs are centered around the obligatory genus. I'd just as
> soon get rid of them all as have to bend over backwards for them.
> Tyrannosaurus is important for children's books, but if I ever deal with
> that animal, I will be dealing with rex.

Will please children all over the (Western) world -- 6-year-olds don't say
*Tyrannosaurus*, they say "the rex" or "the dinosaur rex", at least here in
Austria. B-)

Whether *Tyrannosaurus* is monotypic is, of course, another problem...


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