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7 Fabulously-named Fossils

When I researched the post 14 Great Names for Bugs, I found other wonderful species names, including some creatures that no longer exist. Still, extinct species are part of our history, and they get names, too. Sometimes really inventive names! 1. Bambiraptor Feinbergi Bambiraptor feinbergi is a 75-million-year-old theropod dinosaur that was named after the Disney deer [...]

The First Dinosaur Ever Discovered Was Called "Scrotum Humanum"

The photo above shows a drawing of a specimen retrieved from a quarry near Oxford in 1676. It is the end of the femur, and was named by British naturalist Richard Brookes after what he thought it looked like. It was given the name Scrotum humanum in 1763 but it didn’t catch on; it was renamed [...]