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BLOOPERS! IT WAS BLOOPERS!
DINOSAUR BECOMES HOLE MADE BY SHELLFISH
There's quite a few vert. palaeo 'bloopers' in the recent literature, but I
wouldn't say it's fair to call them 'bloopers' as new evidence, or re-analysis
of old stuff, can often lead to different ('correct') interpretations. Examples
are the Megadelphinus (or something etymologically similar - a kind of giant
dolphin obviously) jaw that turned out to be a crocodile, 'bird' bones that
more probably come from small dinosaurs or pterosaurs and feathers that are
really leaves. There's many others that don't spring to mind right now.
But my favourites are the names given to two dinosaurs, I don't know them
because I don't have much of a nack with nomen obsoletum (please feel free to
correct my terminology!). Anyway, one turned out to be a bit of fossil wood
and the other some mollusc borings! Cool! Good job they were found pre-J.P. or
someone would have been commisioned to do a restoration for a local tabloid.
Now that's embarrasment.
"...bird here in the hollow vertbrae, bird here in the ankle.." BUT HE'S
POINTING TO THE WRIST! - Grant, J.P.