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Re: PALEONEWS:Revealing dinosaurs' softer side

For putposes of the exhibit, they have done a rather kewl reconstruction of a
Velociraptor, an Oviraptor, and an Shuui.... (something... sorry it has slipped 
out of my
brain) all of which are feathered.  One suspects that journalists who were 
there only
looked at the diorama and didn't bother to read anything else. In fact, judging 
by the
questions a few of them asked me while we standing around, I'm SURE that's what 

There is a pic of the Velociraptor on the AMNH website and we're going to run 
one of the
Ovriraptor someone of these days very soon whenever I manage to stop writing 
e-mails and
get some work done.


"T. Mike Keesey" wrote:

> On Fri, 19 May 2000, Betty Cunningham wrote:
> > http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/139/nation/Revealing_dinosaurs_softer_side+.shtml
> >
> > a review of the AMNH mongolian dinsaour exhibit.
> >
> > an excerpt:
> > "Steven Spielberg should consider remaking ''Jurassic Park.'' It turns
> > out the velociraptor - the nasty little dinosaur with the sharp teeth,
> > hook claws, and taloned feet - had feathers."
> >
> > (the only thing I can think of that may be velociratporid and featehred
> > is the ex-Archeoraptor tail.  Is there something else in the show they
> > might be referring to?  -Betty)
> Perhaps just the extreme likeliness that _Velociraptor_ had feathers.
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