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Re: CNN article(complete) on tiny Indian Dino eggs



Although the title of this post refers to DINO eggs, the article (as posted
here by Betty C. ) seems to indicate that the eggs are the SMALLEST fossil
eggs ever found, and that they might be fish eggs, NOT DINO EGGS!
-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Bigelow <bigelowp@juno.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: CNN article(complete) on tiny Indian Dino eggs


>CNN sez:
>>What makes the finding unique is that the eggs are microscopic,
>
>                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^??
>>soft-shelled belonging to the late Gondwana Age, PTI quoted D. P. Das
>>and P. M. Datta as saying.
>
>snip...
>
>>The new fossil eggs are, however, smaller than ampharyngodon <fish>
>eggs,
>>according to the geologists.
>
>Oh, common!  I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday! (it was
>actually a few years ago,and my head is much better now, thank you).
>This is one of those moments when I wish I could ask Dr.s  Das and Datta
>the following question:
>
>If it doesn't quack like a duck, and it doesn't walk like a duck and it
>doesn't
>swim like a duck, then maybe it isn't a duck?
>
>Well, I guess the parent could have been the size of a hummingbird,
>so maybe I'm asking the wrong question.
>
>Has anybody on the list actually read  Das and Datta's paper in _Current
>Science Journal_?  It sounds to me as though they may have found fossil
>turtle eggs.
>
>                                            <pb>
>
>bh162@scn.org     bigelowp@juno.com
>
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