[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Quo vadis, T. rex?
On Thu, 1 Feb 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> Actually, take a look at the pelvic bones of _Compsognathus_ and see how
> closely they resemble miniature versions of tyrannosaurid pelvic bones. Grow
> a bit of pubic boot, lose a bit of distal ischial enlargement, and "Voila," a
> tyrannosaurid pelvis.
Ya know, I've been thinking about it, and Compy wouldn't make a bad
basal arctomet, if it can be shown to be cryptometatarsalian, that is. I
actually thought as much several years ago, when I first noticed that
ornithomimids and tyrannosaurs were related.
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S. Truman