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Re: Brooding over dinos



In a message dated 8/19/98 4:16:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
ornstn@inforamp.net writes:

< To be precise, ONE taxon of theropods is known to have adopted such a
posture
 AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH in what may have been extraordinary circumstances. >

To put even a finer point on it than did Ron, it was one INDIVIDUAL that was
preserved in such a posture; all caveats noted.  I would not consider such a
position as indicative of a character of the population unless such a position
was persistently preserved in numerous specimens of that taxon.  Even then,
it's iffy.  And of course some indications of feathers would help.