has been dubbed "Banjo" by the Queensland authorities"
A particular British Winton was dubbed "Banjo String" for far more sinister reasons...
Australian media report that three "new dinosaurs" have been discovered at a "prehistoric billabong dating back 95 million years". Aussie paleontologists have stated uncompromisingly that their down-under dinos would easily win in a fight with soft poofter aeons-dead antediluvian lizards from other, less fortunate nations. In …
How do they know that these weren't actually British dinosaurs who emigrated there for better weather and prospects, or criminal dinosaurs transported there against their will for stealing iguanadon eggs?
As dinosaurs were first discovered (ok identified) in Britain, it's clear that dinosaurs are in fact (mostly) British, and that all other dinosaurs are colonial descendants or inferior foreign dinosaurs that could only be communicated with by roaring very loudly and slowly.
the Moon is British too.
all of these icons and not a single dinosaur or Union Jack icon to be found
'He doubled the size of the raptors to make them look impressive.'
He did, then the palaeontologists went and uncovered Utahraptor which stood up to 2m tall and is best described as combined the cuddly nature of the great white shark with the contents of Gordon Ramsey's knife rack.
"How do they know that these weren't actually British dinosaurs who emigrated there for better weather and prospects, or criminal dinosaurs transported there against their will for stealing iguanadon eggs?"
There's no evidence of excessive dinosaur whining "its not like that TV show Neighbours is it!!!"
The Courier Mail is a complete arse-rag of a publication with Daily Mail style "this is scandalous" empty rhetoric and pointless rambling articles. The grammar and spelling are typically atrocious with articles looking like the result of a pissed browse of Wikipedia combined with a hint of Googling. Facts are innocent bystanders. The "journalists" employed therein would appear to be a product of the equally atrocious Queensland state education system.
Since they named one "Clancy" and the other "Banjo", one might have been foolish enough to think that Wintonensis was a reference to the West Australian novelist Tim Winton. But this would require:
1. these guy actually reading novels, and
2. look beyond Queensland.
Silly me. Winton is a place in Qld...
Partially correct understanding of Linnean binomial nomenclature.
You are correct in stating the genus first letter should be capitalized, however the second part of the name is more correctly known as the specific epithet this together with the genus names the species.
Pendant interject over.
T-Rex arms look a deal less silly when you see a rendition of a T-Rex done since they figured out that they have had dino-porkiness rather exaggerated in the past, due to using the wrong algorithm for estimating overall mass from the skeletal structure. This was discovered recenty when somebody applied the accepted method to an elephant skeleton and found that the buggers came out as damned nearly spherical.
What we're used to is apparently the paleontological equivalent of the Segway owner's club.
All those icons and no dino fat bastard. What an oversight.
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