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At 08:15 AM 11/13/98 -0800, Larry Dunn wrote:

>Hidden in this story was the real gem: flying dinosaurs!  (And I
>assume they don't mean birds.)  Why has no one crowed about these
>flying dinosaurs yet?  They must have been terrible competition for
>the pterosaurs....

Yeah, indeed...

Before people start getting their hopes up, here is the appropriate comment
from Sereno et al. 1998:
"Nondinosaurian vertebrates not previously recorded include a long-snouted
basal crocodyloid and *an azhdarchid pterosaur*." (asterisks added by me).

Well, overall the article wasn't too bad.  And they didn't call me "Lou" by
accident (or "Tim").

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
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