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JVP new references
The new J. Vert. Paleontology just came out with 2 dino articles
in it v. 14 #4 (1995).
There is an interesting article by Jan Peczkis on estimating body-mass
in dinos with lots of new estimates for most known genera. Interesting
conclusions include the fact that we're naming more small dinos now
than in the early days (size hungry they were back then...) and the
average size of herbivores was bigger than carnos in the Late Jurassic
and Late Cretaceous but not other times. Sauropod spikes and small
meat eaters in the Late K msut be the explanation - tough to make this
kind of statement given the biases but will read it and mull.
Neat info for those thinking of assembling dino combat game (hey
Steve Jackson - call on the house phone...)
There's also an awful paper on the actometatarsalian dinos by some unknown
hack named Tom Holtz ... Oh excuse me - a wonderful paper that will answer
all known questions (you'll laugh, you'll cry - a total experience) by that
answer to all neat things paleontological - Tom "Mr. Dinosaur" Holtz
(a personal friend of mine...)
No, really, a neat paper by Tom which I'll let him condense down for you.
Tah for now. Ralph Chapman, NMNH