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Re: Dwarf Tyrannosaurs?
In a message dated 7/13/99 4:27:35 PM EST, Danvarner writes:
<< Spellcheck: that should be James Reid Macdonald. Dr. Macdonald, at that
time Curator for the L.A. Museum, collected a mess of Hell Creek dinosaurs at
the Engdahl Ranch. It was his intention to assemble a group of latest
Cretaceous dinosaurs second to none. Unfortunately, those plans were never
realized after his retirement. >>
Great! Thanks for correction! Met him once and had an argument with him over
the term "Marsh pick." A French-Canadian paleontologist had told me it was
called that because in French the item is called a "pic du marche" or
something like that, for "marching pick," and he demonstrated this by
sticking it into the ground and using it as a handhold while clmabering up a
steep slope. Macdonald, however, maintained that it was named after O. C.
Marsh, who supposedly invented it. Never did resolve this question, by the