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A few very short questions
Some of you may remember that I asked a few questions a while back, for a
dinosaur book I was writing for children. The book is in the last stages of
pre-production, and the fact-checker has questioned 3 "facts". I was hoping
some of you might be able to assist me by confirming or negating these 3
1. I said dinosaurs are reptiles.
Is it true that dinosaurs are considered to be close relatives of reptiles,
but in a class of their own?
2. I said the smallest pachycephalosaur was 20 inches long (which I had
read, but I can't remember where.) Is this correct? If so, does anyone
have a reference for this?
3. I said that scientists think the frills of some dinosaurs may have
changed color. Is this correct? Does anyone know who the proponents of
this theory are?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
Barbara Saffer, Ph.D. (science writer)