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More Suchomimus online

The University of Chicago news office web site has a number of articles
(mostly from newspapers) about _Suchomimus tenerensis_.  You can start at
<http://www-news.uchicago.edu/index.shtml>.  From here, you can locate
about a half dozen _Suchomimus_ reports by clicking on the appropriate
underlined titles.  When you click on the top story (right under
Skrepnick's restoration), you will find three underlined passages (_Paul
Sereno_, _Suchomimus tenerensis_, and _http://dinosaur.uchicago.edu/). 
These link you to a Paul Sereno biography, a frontal skeletal
reconstruction of _Suchomimus_ by Sereno which dissolves into a restoration
of the animal, and the Paul Sereno/ dinosaur web site from which the
previous two links have been taken.  This Paul Sereno site has a menu which
can take you to "expeditions," "discoveries," "publications,"
documentaries," and "current events."

The frontal skeletal reconstruction is the illustration which is featured
in the Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. article in _Science_; it has not been available
on the _Science_ web site.  When I printed out this particular image, I
obtained the end-point image of the dissolve: the restoration.  Is there a
way to print out the beginning image (the skeleton) from such an animation?
 If you want to jump straight to this dissolving illustration, it is at
<http://dinosaur.uchicago.edu/Suchomimus.html>.  It has good resolution
and, due to the animation, will take some minutes to load.

One of the cited articles, _Chicago museum to exhibit _Suchomimus_,
announces that the skeleton will be on (permanent?) display at the Chicago
Children's Museum (<www.chichildrensmuseum.org>) beginning December 10,
1998 in an interactive environment where visitors can play the role of
paleontologist.  In June of 1998, the museum will open its companion
exhibit, Dinosaur Discovery, which will include an excavation pit mock-up,
and a "lab" where the kids can prepare and analyze the bones they dig up. 
Chicagoans, travelers, and dino girl writers take note!    :^)

-- Ralph Miller III     gbabcock@best.com