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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

is the true name of the Brontosaurus. The reason for this misnomer is because when it was discovered in 1877 and "named" in 1879, the skeleton was in fact the body of an Apatosaurus with a missing head. The head of a Camarasaurus was deceptively put in it's place and named Brontosaurus- to which there is no such dinosaur. It wasn't until 20 years later that the name was challenged, and not until 100 years later (1975) that Brontosaurus was officially removed from scientific records. Unfortunately, the public remains for the most part, deceived.

The title was inspired by Matthew's comment.

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  • Dinosaurs.
    Matthew @ 04:38pm 10/27/07