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new (fictional) troodontid species
While relaxing between bouts of lawnmowing this weekend, I finally got
around to reading my latest issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (the
June 1998 issue).
There was a story in their by Stephen Dedman, dinosaur fan and author of the
GURPS Dinosaurs role-playing supplement (on which I consulted). The story,
entitled "Target of Opportunity", is a time-travel short story (or short
short: not certain on what the cutoff is these days), set in the Late Mesozoic.
I was surprised to find that the protagonist's pet troodontid was from a
Mongolian species named _Borogovia holtzi_! :-) (Couldn't believe I had
let that issue lie around for a week or two before reading it...).
Thanks, Stephen, if you're out there!
(By the way, George, "stygivenators" are mentioned in passing).
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