[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: DINOSAUR digest 710



>Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 15:01:31 -0500
>From: Dinogeorge@aol.com
>To: Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu, dinosaur@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu
>Subject: Re: Flightly PaleoWorld
>Message-ID: <951121150103_112957286@mail04.mail.aol.com>
>
>In a message dated 95-11-21 14:47:47 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
>writes:
>It's a situation similar to that with _Archaeopteryx_. One taxon from one
>locality: proto-birds were restricted. Then along came _Confuciusornis_. Two
>taxa from two localities: proto-birds were everywhere, but of course! How
>stupid not to have realized it earlier!
>
>(The fun part is that the dating for _Confuciusornis_ may be way off--it may
>well be Early Cretaceous and not Late Jurassic after all.)

        Well, all is not lost...there's still the undescribed Korean
"archaeopterygid," also purportedly Late Jurassic!  ;-)



Jerry D. Harris                       (214) 768-2750
Shuler Museum of Paleontology         FAX:  (214) 768-2701
Southern Methodist University         jdharris@lust.isem.smu.edu
Box 750395                            (Compuserve:  73132,3372)
Dallas  TX  75275-0395

        ---------/O\------*     --->|:|:|>     w___/^^^\--o     =)-\

GILDING THE LILY?

        Items served on the menu for the dinner served in the _Iguanodon_
model at Crystal Palace, 1853:  Roast Turkey, Raised Pigeon Pie, Boiled
Chicken in Celery Sauce, Pheasants, Woodcocks, and Snipes (i.e., dead
theropods).

        ---------/O\------*     --->|:|:|>     w___/^^^\--o     =)-\