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Re: help with dinosaur brain references?
> Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 17:10:42 -0500 (EST)
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> From: "Mickey P. Rowe" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: help with dinosaur brain references?
> I'll point this guy toward Emily Giffin's work; if anybody has
> anything else they think might help, please write to him directly
> since he's not on the list. Send him good things and maybe he'll join
> us. (This message was forwarded to me by someone else; I don't know
> the exact history leading to that...)
In the book I'm reading at the moment, 'The Mistaken Extinction',
it is mentioned that ornithomimosauridae might have had large brains
('nearly the relative size of the brain of modern flightless birds').
There is also a reference to a paper, but I'm not certain if that
paper covers this issue. Maybe someone on the list nows. I already
included him in this mail so he already has this information.
Reference of the paper:
R. Barsbold and H. Osmolska, 1990, Ornithomimosauridae, in The
Dinosauria, eds D.B.Weishampel, P. Dodson and H. Osmolska (Berkeley:
University of California Press), pp 225-243
> >Reply-to: Chris Cutler <email@example.com>
> > I'm an MSc student in Cognitive Science at Birmingham University
> > (England) and am doing a project on brain evolution/brain
> > functionality. I'm e-mailing you because I have been trying to get
> > information on those Dinosaurs that had (comparitively) big brains
> > (Troodonitae I believe??). I've found loads of stuff that mentions
> > them - but none actually give any references. I was wondering if you
> > know of any good references of papers that look at these dinosaurs,
> > especially ones discussing WHY they developed big brains. I'm sorry
> > that a complete stranger is bothering you with this, but I've been
> > looking for weeks on and off for published info, and have got hardly
> > anywhere, and asking someone seems my best bet for finding the info
> > quickly.
> Mickey Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org)