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Re: Curse of the T-Rex

>         First of all, why is is that we only make a big deal out of
> vertabrate fossils rather than juast any fossil?  I know what they meant
> (or do I) when they said the word "fossil" on the Nova show, but
> shouldn't they clarify themselves?  Wouldn't an Ordovician brachiopod be
> as much a fossil as a Cretaceous dino?

     It has mainly to do with rarity.  You can go out and collect a
million nice Ordivician brachiopods of the same species if you know where
to look. Nice Cretaceous dinos, particularly multiple individuals of the
same species, and hard to come by.    

LN Jeff