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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
case
>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.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661
Phone:301-405-4084