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RE: FEATHERS ON SQUID



One is forced to wonder; how could one persuade an Architeuthis dux to run
on a treadmill?  And if so, would he (or she) develop secondary endothermic
traits?
And wouldn't a derived endothermic giant squid pose more of a risk in terms
of gun
Toting?  After all, they have eight tentacles.  And would an endothermic,
gun toting giant squid (in fact) be parsimonious?  :-)

On a more dinosaurian note: I just received my copy of the paper byBrian
Curtice
Regarding the downgrading of Ultrasauros macintoshi to a junior synonym of
Supersaurus vivianae.  It's from The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.  
Excellent paper.

Dwight

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Tetanurae@aol.com [SMTP:Tetanurae@aol.com]
        Sent:   Tuesday, October 13, 1998 10:49 PM
        To:     ottscay@uwyo.edu; archosaur@usa.net
        Cc:     ttscay@uwyo.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
        Subject:        FEATHERS ON SQUID

        Archosaur@usa.net (I think) wrote:
        > Oh and estimates for _Architeuthis dux_, the giant squid are
basing this
        > creature as reaching a size of 30ft in only 6 months.


        Hmmmmm  not trying to sound like a bitch, but where the hell are you
getting
        ontogenetic data for _Architeuthis_?

        Pete Buchholz
        Tetanurae@aol.com