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Re: paleohistory



In a message dated 98-01-12 03:03:02 EST, kodiak@inetworld.net writes:

<< Actually Jefferson had no inkling that sloths (especially giant ones)
 existed on the North American continent.  He did, however, own a giant
 ground sloth claw that he misidentified as that of a giant lion's.
    Hope this wasn't too far off the dino subject. . . >>

Right. Make that "giant ground sloths (which Jefferson thought were big lions,
later named _Megalonyx jeffersoni_ or some such name--not terribly interested
in fossil mammals am I)..."