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Re: New Scientist and Popularization (ranting with a smile)



On Sat, 23 Sep 2000 15:47:55 -0400, you wrote:

>    Referring to the New Scientist article
> http://www.newscientist.com/nl/0923/here.html ) on dinosaurs.

<snip>

>First comes the Triassic, with primitive monsters such as Plateosaurus

So far, so good (as long as no prosaurapods take offense at being
called "primitive monsters")...

>and sail-backed, snaggle-toothed Dimetrodon (not actually a dinosaur, but a 
>mammal-like reptile).

What's even more amazing is that Dimetrodon lived soley in the Permian
Age, which is truely an unusual trait for a Triassic animal. 

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