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Return of the Brontosaurus?

Brontosaurus / Apatosaurus skeleton

If you’re into dinosaurs. you probably know that the Brontosaurus does not officially exist.  At some point in time, it was decided that skeletons labeled brontosaurs were really skeletons of apatosaurs. You likely weren’t told this debacle happened all the way back in 1903 in the wake of the Great Bone Wars (which is totally an accepted historical term). Now, brontosaurus is back in the news as a scientific paper suggests that brontosaurus really is a separate species.  Studies of

The Great Bone Wars and the Myth of the Myth of the Brontosaurus

Thunder Lizard

In my mind, something called the Bone Wars should fit in a chronology just after, say, the Time War.  There are many things in my head, however, that don’t line up with reality. If you know anything about dinosaurs, you know what a brontosaurus is. They show up in pretty much every dinosaur cartoon. If you envision a dinosaur, you probably first think of a brontosaurus or tyrannosaurus, or maybe velociraptor, triceratops, or stegosaurus. Brontosaurus vs. Apatosaurus If you were