A Century Later, Beloved Brontosaurus May Reclaim Its Name

April 7, 2015 7:35 PM

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A Century Later, Beloved Brontosaurus May Reclaim Its Name

Generations of schoolchildren have learned that a massive, long-necked dinosaur called Brontosaurus once roamed Earth. But in fact, scientists dropped that name more than a century ago -- referring to it as Apatosaurus instead.

Now, after a thorough analysis of dozens of long-necked specimens, a team of British and Portuguese paleontologists says it's time to revive the old name.

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