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Re: [Fwd: Dinosaur Society]



Yeah. but that's not what they mean, I bet.  They're trying to palm those
guys off as "still-surviving dinosaurs", don't you think?

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> From: Jonathon Woolf <jwoolf@erinet.com>
> To: Dwight.Stewart@VLSI.com
> Cc: 'andreww@farallon.com'; Dwight.Stewart@VLSI.com <big_ed@pacbell.net>;
dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Dinosaur Society]
> Date: Thursday, August 27, 1998 6:51 PM
> 
> Stewart, Dwight wrote:
> 
> > 2)      Our local zoo, EVER THE PROMOTERS, have been advertising their
two
> > Kommodo Dragons (sp?) as "dinosaur survivors".    I'm just anal
retentive
> > enough for this to rub me slightly wrong.
> 
> Drop one of the M's, and it'll be right.  As for the wrong-way rub, I
react the
> same way, but I rationalize it thusly: I dunno how old the genus
_Varanus_ is,
> but certainly the varanid lizards have been around since the Mesozoic. 
So the
> Komodo dragon lizard's ancestors did survive the K-T extinction, where
dinosaurs
> didn't.
> 
> -- Jon W.