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If you could name a newly discovered dinosaur what would you call it?

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Dinosaur bones (Image by riw777 via morgueFile)
Image by riw777 via morgueFile

New dinosaur fossils are still being discovered the world over, often by ordinary people. The discoverer is usually honoured by having the find named after them or the area it was found.

If you could name a newly discovered dinosaur what woud you call it?

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My actual naming of a dinosaurus, would depend on what type it was, & its' location.

The best current name I love is: 'Muttaburrasaurus', named after Qld town of Muttaburra, where he was found.

And he's really B I G!
LOVE the Muttaburrasaurus!!
by Rice
Oh! Rice, I was walking across street, from Museum, & could hear this strange, roaring noise!
It was the head mov't which attracted me!
It was the 'Muttaburrasaurus', out for a 'stroll' in the Courtyard! It mesmerised me, & I spent several minutes' watching, & listening to him!
It was a marvellous experience! Cheers!
by donjo
I've got no idea. I suppose it would depend on the kind of dinosaur I discovered - that tends to dictate the name a dinosaur is give, right?
by Vee
maybe 'Tricklayitis' ?
How bout New Kidontheblockaurus
by Rice
I suppose it would depend upon what it would have looked like, where it lived, what it ate, whether it was land based. These are the usual criteria for scientific names. For any other name, I have no idea.
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