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Ghost Lineages (Joke)



NEW DISCOVERIES AT GHOST RANCH, NEW MEXICO
OCTOBER 31, 1996 (HALLOWEEN)

Author Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist Dr. Jose Bonaparte, and Dr.
Frankenstein, noted physiologist, announced articulated vertebrae stimulating
new fossil discoveries today at Ghost Ranch.  Unearthed specimens include:

Nosferatuasaur - ectotherm before feeding, endotherm after.

Homolupus - Striking fossil impression of hair/fur covering most of the body.
 No indication of feathers.  Alternately bipedal and quadrupedal?

Paranormalsaurolophus - strange skin patterns characterized by rosettes,
X-phylum to be determined.

Vampyropteryx - cape-like wings, nocturnal, unique dentition.

Vladtepeseratops - horn used to impale prey?

Homoeohippus - complete skeleton found except for the skull.

Jack-o-lambeosaurine - hollow chamber in crest, holes in skull,
lantern-jawed.

Maiasaura (good Mummy reptile).


Mary Kirkaldy
mkirkaldy@aol.com