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Re: An evolution question.
From: Tom Holtz <email@example.com>
> Be warned, however: Bakker is a notorious "splitter" (the joke goes
> that he never met a species name he didn't like...),
This is almost an understatement. Not since the Marsh-Cope
wars has there been such a splitter in American paleontology.
When I took the time to really look at "Denversaurus" I was
appalled. It should never have even been considered as a seperate
> so some of the
> "unnamed genus of dromaeosaurid from XXX Formation" may just be additional
> fossils of previously known genera.
Perhaps even the majority of them?
Of course he is balanced out by Greg Paul, who is an extreme lumper!
The peace of God be with you.