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Re: GIANT DROMAEOSAURIDS
>> The giant Japanese dromaeosaurid will be described by Azuma and Currie at
>> SVP this year. The others are not yet published. (T. Holtz)
>I assume _not_ due to un-published nature, but is there anything more you can
>tell us about this animal? It being Japanese, I assume it's scrappy - is this
>so? Is it similar and/or related to _Utahraptor_? Could it even be a totally
>non-related dromaeosaur that has independently evolved 'gigantism' (in this
>relative, given that we're talking about dromaeosaurs - 'small' dinosaurs)?
>Can anyone talk to Currie and find out more? (Or Azuma?)
Don't know much about it yet. I will describe it, and other things, in my
post-meeting postings (look for them Nov. 6-10!)
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742