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Re: ceratopsian reconstruction
On Tue, 16 Jan 1996, Dave Hardenbrook wrote:
> I've always been intregued by this restoration of the ceratopsians...My only
> problem with it (speaking as a humble amateur) is that it seems like it would
> make it almost impossible for the poor creature to turn its head!
> BTW, _Archosauria_ is by John McLoughlin, who also wrote _Synapsida_, the only
> existing "layman's" book (that I know of) about the therapsids and
> Both books are good, except for the pictorial family tree of amniotes in
> _Synapsida_, in which the entire Mammalia is represented by a soldier with
> a machine gun(!)
> -- Dave
As the author/illustrator of these books, Dave, I have to respond. If
one looked from a distance at the Earth, and were only able to see larger
mammals, what species of large mammal, worldwide, would represent our class?
Of that species, which specialized functional subclass of subadult and
adult males is most similar cross-culturally?
The defense rests.