Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

April 7, 2015 8:40 PM

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Not that it ever really went away, at least not in the minds of generations of people who grew up watching Fred Flintstone devour one of his beloved Brontosaurus burgers.

But if you're a scientist, you have to stick to the rules, and in 1903, the name Brontosaurus was struck from the record. That was when paleontologist Elmer Riggs deemed that the skeleton of the dinosaur dubbed Brontosaurus was really that of a different dinosaur, Apatosaurus.

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