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Re: [Fwd: Dinosaur Society]



Peter Von Sholly wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 

Sea World had done the same thing with the Manitee. They specifically
said they survied were Dinosaurs didn't!!! This really boils my blood,
Manitee's weren't even anywere even beging to evolve when the Dinosaurs
died out. They're just using Dinosaurs to promote their new exhibit.

Tracy

> ----------
> > 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.