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Re: [Fwd: Dinosaur Society]



No, I mean they are actually suggesting the komodos ARE dinosaurs!  At
least it could certainly be taken that way.

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> From: tlford@ix.netcom.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu; vonrex@gte.net
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Dinosaur Society]
> Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 1:17 AM
> 
> 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.