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In a message dated 97-03-24 03:05:54 EST, you write:
<< I got a copy of the volume years ago. I did a drawing of the skull and
it came out way lower than the on in the skeleton. There are a number
of things artist get wrong with Deinonychus, and I address several of
these in my article in an up and comeing Prehistoric Times.
But is the skull form as extreme as _Velociraptor_? Greg Paul seems to think
so, in his book Predatory Dinosaurs.. but I wonder if it is not closer to
Bakker's reconstruction, or Paul's? I feel it is probably closer to
Bakker's. Of course, we could just find an intact skull and be done with
P.S. I also have Ostrom's book, and it is no less accurate than most first
interpretations of fragmentary specimens. (I got the book 6 years ago. Dr.
Ostrom sent me a copy to use in my classroom. I have it in a really special
spot of the dinosaur shelf!)