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Re: CAUDIPTERYX - AN OVIRAPTOROSAUR?
National Geographic - Nature press conference is at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday,
June 23, 1998. Audio and Webcam coverage available. You'll need RealAudio.
Go to nationalgeographic.com for details.
From: Tetanurae@aol.com <Tetanurae@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 8:16 PM
Subject: CAUDIPTERYX - AN OVIRAPTOROSAUR?
>I have just gotten the National Geographic with the Caudipteryx photos.
>features that I have been able to make out have made me wonder if this
>is an oviraptorosaur.
>The photos, like all the recent pop-science photos of the Yixian dinos, are
>absolute crap. There are some details though that are very interesting.
>illia and ischia are very reminiscent of those observed in Ingenia and
>Oviraptor. The ischium however, is also similar to that in the new
>dromaeosaur described by Norrell and Mackovicky (or was it Mackovicky and
>The head is short and tall and appears mostly toothless. The manus is not
>derived in the manner of Compsognathids (short MCI1, large ungual claw),
>Ornitholestids (short MCI1), or Ornithomimids (long MCI1). The pes is not
>This thing is really neat :-) Does anyone have any idea what time of the
>this press conference is going to be tomorrow and how much media attention
>may or may not get?
>"That's not how it happened dumbass: Kenny just dies eight hours ago, how
>could he have died then too?"
>"Oh, you're right, that doesn't make sense."