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Hi, girls and boys! I've trying to send a post to the USS Dinosauria for some d
ays, but it looks like it will be impossible. I hope this (finally) will reach
Neil Clark asks me about the reference on cold-blooded birds. I have tried to s
ent it to you, Neil, but my E-mail has become crazy these days. I will send you
as soon as possible.
Jerry Harris told about Jurassic birds from North Korea. Could you give us more
Aaron feuk answered a old post. I think he made some mistakes. The claw that th
e sauropod used to defense themselves was the first of the forelimb, not from t
he hindlind. Could you imagine a sauropod trying to use his hindlind to defense
from the attack of a big theropod? I think it is impossible. He also pointed a
bout the force of the bite of the sauropods. I am not a specialist on sauropods
, but the bite force of an Allosaurus-like theropod surely was greeeeeeeater th
an that of every known sauropod, because its mouth was deseigned to bite meal a
nd make as much damage as possible, while the mouth of the sauropods was design
ed to eat vegetables, so they are not prepared to the forces of bitting anythin
Jennifer, the K/T was about 65 m.a., not 64.
Peter Buchholz asked about the acuatic origin of the man. I think this was prop
osed (or reviewed) by Desmond Morris in his book "The Naked Ape" (or something
like that; I don't know the original name, only the Spanish one). He told us so
me surprising ideas. He thing that Archaeopteryx wasn't a bird. Well, there are
some intermediate taxa between the nonavian theropods and the group of the ext
ant birds, the Ornithothoraces. And Archaeopteryx was one of them. It was reall
y a bird, not only by the feathers. And, what's that? The Pterosauria are dinos
? I think you are wrong. There are some intermediate groups bteween the dinos a
nd pterosaurs, and some of them aren't similar either to dinos nor Pterosaurs.
So you can't include the pterosaur inside the Dinosauria (or viceversus). Altho
ugh this is only my opinion.
I will try to send you (again!) the message with the reference of the cold-bloo
See you! Nino.