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RE: Daspletosaurus



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Larry Dunn
>
> So, is it _Tyrannosaurus torosus_ or _Daspletosaurus
> torosus_?
>
> Heh heh.

Most authors consider it _Daspletosaurus torosus_.  In fact, other than Greg
Paul's Predator Dinos of the World, I don't know of any source where it was
called _T. torosus_ (okay, various incarnations of Steve Stanley's "Earth &
Life Through Time", but only in the context of a Greg Paul picture).

To add to the Dinosaurs on TV list: last weeks episode of "Celebrity
Deathmatch" on MTV featured an excellent claymation _T. rex_: considerably
more realistic than the humans on the show!!

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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