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SVP meeting report
Okay, with Ralph's invitation, I'll add some to the meeting report of this
We discovered how to clear a dining room of vertebrate paleontologists: a
Two "new" horned dinosaurs: Einiosaurus procurvicornis and Achelousaurus
horneri. Both are related to Pachyrhinosaurus. Einiosaurus is the animal
illustrated in some recent dino books as "Styracosaurus makeli".
The Oviraptor egg was spectacular. Long time dino worker Jack McIntosh
commented that this was the most fantastic specimen he's ever seen at one
of these meetings.
Chris Bennett presented interesting (and reasonable) thoughts on the
sail-struts in Edaphosaurus.
The fragmentary dinosaurs Chirostenotes, Macrophalangia, and Caenagnathus
all look like they come from the same species.
A pterosaur skull, possibly of Quetzalcoatalus, was described, w/ a very
slender toothless beak.
Many other interesting things I can't remember at the moment.
And, David Weishampel confirmed that I don't look like a dromaeosaurid...
More to come when I remember/have time.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092