[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Skippy the baby (was Re: tyrannosauus)
At 03:18 PM 12/8/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
>> (Personally, I'm hoping it turns out to be a hatchling _Deltadromeus_...)
>Is this just wishful thinking, or is there some chance that this might
>actually be the case?
Well, there is very weak evidence it might be the case: a) both are
coelurosaurs; b) both are from the Tethyan region; c) both are comparable in
age (although not exactly the same age). So, no positive evidence for it,
but a possibility.
As for the radical size difference, please remember the small size of many
dinosaur hatchlings compared to the adults (the new titanosaurids, the baby
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661