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Re: No herding , No Pack behavior



How about gaggles, flocks or even a murder (as in a "murder of crows").
Myself, I would prefer to hear us speak of a "murder of Velociraptors" or a
"gaggle of Hadrosaurs". <GRIN>

Jim Wyatt
docpaleo@gte.net

-----Original Message-----
From: TRUETT GARNER <DINOBOY@worldnet.att.net>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Thursday, October 08, 1998 2:01 AM
Subject: No herding , No Pack behavior


>All the information and talk about feathered dinosaurs has caused me to
>ponder the relevance of dinosaur ' herds '  or  ' packs ' . I have come to
>the realization that these terms are quite wrong when refering to our
>beloved beasts .Quite Obviously  , they neither congregated in herds nor
>packs .With their new ' feathered ' status , they more than likely
>assembled themselves in COVEYS !
>To quote Webster's ( Yeah , I know , he's dead too ) : ' A mature bird or
>pair of birds with a brood of young ; a small flock ; company,
>group '....A covey of fluffy sauropods anyone ?
>
>With Tongue Firmly in Cheek ,
>Regards , Truett Garner
>