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Re: Megaraptor question

At 12:34 PM 6/20/99 -0500, Mike Hickman wrote:
>It's me, MegaRaptor, I just got bored of posting under that name. (this
>is my real name).  Anywho, has the scientific community dicided on what
>Megaraptor namunhoaiquii is?

Unfortunately, not yet.  There is VERY little material to go by.  It is
almost certainly a coelurosaur, but it seems to be more primitive than
troodontids or dromaeosaurids.  If new specimens are found, they would
really help to answer the question.  Until them, like a lot of dinosaurs
known only from very fragmentary fossils, its identity will be uncertain.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661