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Dinosaur named after British cartoonist

How about your name attached to a newly discovered dinosaur?

The pterosaur identified by Dr David Martill at the university’s school of earth and environmental studies, is named Cuspicephalus scarfi – after Gerald Scarfe, the political cartoonist who depicted Mrs Thatcher as a pointy-nosed ‘Torydactyl’.

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#1 Anton Emdin
November/22/2011
@ 5:20 pm

Ha! One of the only times you’d want to be referred to as a dinosaur. Great news for Mr Scarfe.

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