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Re: FISHY SPINOSAURS
Darren Naish wrote:
>Esteemed list member Dr. Thomas Holtz says.. (in responding to an earlier post
>on _Spinosaurus_ snouts)...
>> I hope that they finally track that specimen down. It is wonderful, and
>> another great addition to the Theropod Hall of Fame.
>Why do you say 'track that specimen down'? Has it been lost or something?
>I haven't seen the paper yet - how much provenance data was Russell able to get
>on the new spinosaur? I've been led to believe it smacks of a situation rather
>like the one surrounding that stupid blue mineral everyone loves so much.
Russell's spinosaur is doing fine, but has no head.
The material in question is a GIGANTIC partial skull shown by Angela Milner
at the 1996 SVP meeting. Unfortunately, it is in private hands, so they
couldn't get more details on it.
A monster: twice Baryonyx's size or so.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
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-- Tim the Enchanter, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
---------- subtitle --[Monty Python ik den Holy Grailen]
"Tim?!? They called me TIM?!?!"
-- Tom the Paleontologist, on seeing "The Ultimate Guide to T. rex" :-)