In paleontology, deprecation is a term usually used to describe a genus, species, or other form of taxon or term that has become obsolete. An example in paleontology would be Brontosaurus, a synonym of the genus Apatosaurus.[1]

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Mantell's Iguanodon restoration


  1. ^ Upchurch, Paul; Barrett, Paul M., and Dodson, Peter. (2004). "Sauropoda". in Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka. (eds.). The Dinosauria (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 259–322. ISBN 0-520-24209-2. 

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