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At 08:55 AM 5/2/97 -0400, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
>The dinosaurs Struthiomimus, Ornithomimus, and Dromiceiomimus are all
>EXCEEDINGLY similar in anatomy. ... I am
>somewhat sympathetic to Greg Paul's decision to lump all these guys
>(and Gallimimus, too) into Ornithomimus, but will wait until I get
>around to the ingroup phylogeny of the ornithomimosaurs before
>commiting to that...
Well, nice to know I am not COMPLETELY alone here.
I have gotten a query as to why I included _Struthiomimus_ in
_Ornithomimus_ in my dinosaur list.
That whole group is hard to work with, due to those similarities.
> or... (sorry if I forgot anyone there) or any
>other person who works with ornithomimid taxonomy would be very, very
>hard pressed to tell these dinosaurs apart from long distance.
That was *my* reaction to that scene as well.
> Manual anatomy would be impossible to
>resolve clearly at such a distance,
And at that speed. (I mean, I know from experience how hard it is to see
structural details on a moving animal).
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