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Re: Wyoming Raptor & herbivoir necks - kinda long reply :-)
At 01:30 AM 9/7/98 -0400, Allen Edels wrote:
>(Of course, I
>could be wrong - there could be something called "Wyoming Raptor", after
>all, there is a _Utahraptor_).
"Wyomingraptor" is an as-yet unofficially named allosaurid from the
Morrison. Since Bakker is considered something of a splitter (he said,
understating the case), this form may simply be a new species of
_Allosaurus_ proper. As the paper presenting this new taxon is not yet
available, though, we can't evaluate the evidence one way or another.
> In your first post today, you mentioned that your mom bought you a book
>"The Dinosauria" - the editors of the book are : Dave Weishampel, Peter
>Dodson, and H. Osmolska.
[snipped discussion of Weishampel & Dodson's background.]
To be complete, Halska Osmolska is one of the most respected Eastern
European (Polish, in this case) paleontologists around, an expert in both
dinosaurs and trilobites. She was part of the Polish-Mongolian expeditions
of the 1960s and 1970s, and has co-described such forms as _Deinocheirus_,
_Gallimimus_, _Prenocehale_, and others.
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