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Re: [Sick Dinos]

NIck, et al:

    I'm not sure about the _Torosaurus_ skulls with cancer, but I know that
when the Russian dinosaur travelling exhibit was nearby in Trenton, NJ
(about 2+ years ago), they discovered that one of the ankylosaurs
(_Tarchia_) had a rather large tumor in its skull.  There was a CT scan done
(at the U. of Penna.) to confirm the extent of the tumor, and its
identification as such.  Dr. Bill Gallagher gave a report on this at Dino
Fest here in Phila., last year.  I believe the Dr. Peter Dodson (UoP, &
ANSP) may have been involved, as well as Ted Daeschler (ANSP).

        Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Pharris Nicholas J <pharrinj@plu.edu>
To: Jordan Mallon <j_mallon@hotmail.com>
Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Sunday, February 07, 1999 3:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Sick Dinos]

On Sat, 6 Feb 1999, Jordan Mallon wrote:

> If I'm not mistaken, I believe there's an informal report that
> _Allosaurus_ suffered from cancer as well.  I don't know if that has
> anything to do with the info listed above.
> - Jordan Mallon

Don't I remember reports of bone cancer in one of the original
_Torosaurus_ skulls?

-Nick P