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Re: Santanaraptor



I think it's right. The fossil must be a theropod or coelurosaurian, not a
tyrannosaurid.
Joao SL
Rio de Janeiro
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Dunn <majestic_cheese@yahoo.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: Santanaraptor


> --- Mark Perew <perew@table.jps.net> wrote:
>
> > Ananova is reporting that Alexander Kellner of
> > Federal University of Rio de
> > Janerio has re-assembled a mini-tyrant named
> > Santanaraptor.  If my Spanish
> > is right, that translates to "devil bird".
>
> That would be pajaro del diablo, or something like
> that.  I think you may be thinking of Satan, not
> Santana.  This dinosaur's name translates into
> "Santana raider."
>
> I understood that _Santanaraptor_ is from the very end
> of the Early Cretaceous, and was somewhere in
> Coelurosauria, not necessarily that it was a
> tyrannosaurid, the impression I got from the article.
>
>
> Unless they've discovered something new from the specimen?
>
> =====
> Larry
>
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