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Re: met Novacek- oviraptor questions(mostly)
Cunningham@sega.com (Cunningham, Betty) writes:
>they've found an amazing 400 lizard specimens, something like 250 mammal
>specimens, some ankylosaurids, therapods, Protoceratops, Troodon, and
>Oviraptor, with lizards being predoment in numbers, then mammals, then
I think the ankylosaurids are mostly Pinacosaurs in particular.
Currie's expedition found a dozen or so babies caught together
in a sandstorm. The theropods included Velociraptor, and of course
Troodon and Oviraptor. Did Mike specifically mention other theropods?
>question #1-if this was a desert, what molluscs were present?
Perhaps they ate snails or used the palatal plates to crush
the bones of small mammals.
>Qestion #4- not Oviraptor related- since both Stegasaurs AND Ankylosaurs
>have tail spikes, are both species' tail spikes "thagomisers" or is that
>term saved for only one group?
No, only a Stegosaur tail can be referred to as a thagomizer ("thagomiser"
is the British spelling). Why? Because poor Thag was killed
by a Stegosaur, not an Ankylosaur.
Achut Reddy If Oviraptor were alive today, it would sue
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