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RE: Suchomimus' forcula

From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of calzola
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 8:15 AM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Suchomimus' forcula
>don't know if anybody already knows this.. i tell you anyway: a forcula has been reported in association with a new 
>Suchomimus(should be Suchomimus) skeleton found during the oncoming Niger expedition led by  Dr. Sereno.
On the one hand, this isn't unexpected: furculae are widely distributed among tetanurines, and have been reported in coelophysoid ceratosaurs, so their presence in _Suchomimus_ is not a surprise.
However, I don't know if you should be mentioning these discoveries without the permission of the team.  Did you get this message from a news report?

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