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> From: Martin Barnett [mailto:martin.barnett3@virgin.net]
>
>
> How does the Carpenter and Currie book 'Dinosaur Systematics'
> measure up in
> the up-to-date stakes?

When in doubt, look at the publication date!

In this case, the volume was based on a 1986 conference: it is 13 years out
of date.

It doesn't mean that the papers aren't good: a lot of them are very useful
and influential.  However, going to it for Charig & Milner's chapter on
_Baryonyx_, for instance, is at this point a wasted effort, as so much more
is known about spinosaurids.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
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