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Re: The small german theropod



Thomas Hammann wrote an article on this new theropod in the 2000 issue of
Paleozoica http://www.dinodata.net/DNM/2000/page30.pdf  Seems its time for a
follow up :-))

Regards
Fred Bervoets
fb@dinodata.net
http://www.dinodata.net/

----- Original Message -----
From: "rbi" <rbi@dana.ucc.nau.edu>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 5:13 PM
Subject: RE: The small german theropod


> If I read the Jura Museum's website correctly, this specimen along with
some
> other dinosaur material is going to go on exhibition (or already is).
Since I
> will be visiting there in about week, I will try and take some photos.
>
> Regards,
> Randall Irmis
>
> >there's an interesting report (in German) at
> >http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/0,1518,148615,00.html titled
> >"Röntgenstrahlen machen Saurier sichtbar" ("X-Rays make dinosaur
visible")
> >
> >It concern's the small juvenile theropod found in Bavaria in 1998, which
is
> >dated at about 150ma.
> >
> >
> >According to this report:
> >
> >The remains of this theropod are embedded in a slab of limestone, which
is
> >broken into two parts. It's about 50cm long and 3 cm thick.
> >
> >Preparation of the first piece exposed a skull with oversized teeth.
> >
> >Conventional X-raying at the Jura-Museum Eichstätt yielded no results. So
> >scientists at the Fraunhofer-Institute examined this fossil by using
> >3D-computer tomography.
> >
> >This showed that the slab contains only parts of  the neck vertebrae and
the
> >skull.
> >
> >The report also states that this theropod is nicknamed "Borsti" due to
> >possesing a putative fur. (The german word "borstig" means bristly).
> >
> >
> >I think that it´s a shame that only the skull and some neck vertebrae
were
> >found. But that's life and the vagaries of fossilization.
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >
> >Heinz Peter Bredow
>
>
>