But now, thanks to some intricate research, it turns out that maybe the brontosaurus is getting a second life and was its own actual genus after all. And this comes from no less a source than Scientific American magazine. You can read the story here.
I don't know if the happiest people about this news is little grade school kids who love dinosaurs, or the Sinclair Oil Company.
Hey, who knows? Maybe Pluto has a chance now!
By the way, there is some offbeat, tangential,, personal interest to this discovery. The brontosaurus was originally discovered in 1877 by paleontologist O.C. Marsh, and he named the genus two years later. As it happens, Marsh is a character in the based-on-fact novel The Bone Feud written by my friend Wynne McLaughlin.