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Re: Dinosaur FAQ #8

I think the way these FAQs are done are going to be very helpful to a lot of people in the future.
The only things I would add to FAQ 8 would be (1) a mention of Alvarezsaurs (perhaps under Avialae, but stating that some workers regard them as ornithomimosaur relatives), and (2) that oviraptors might have been misnamed, and that the eggs they were thought to be "stealing" were probably really their own (at least that's how I understand it).
Gotta run, Ken

From: Mike Taylor <mike@tecc.co.uk>
Reply-To: mike@tecc.co.uk
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
CC: mike@usc.edu
Subject: Dinosaur FAQ #8
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 16:00:26 +0000

Thanks once more to everyone who's been helping out with the FAQ.
I've had enough replies to #7 (``Are there any good dinosaur-related
web sites?'') that I had to restructure the page with the answer, but
I think it makes sense now.  You can see how it's developed at
More contributions are always welcome!

Now it's time to launch FAQ #8, which is as follows:

      What groups of dinosaurs existed?

I realise that this is a huge subject, and the relationships are very
contentious.  Nevertheless, I have taken the liberty of writing up an
initial version of the answer, and I now solicit corrections,
additions, comments, or whatever you may have to contribute.  It's at

As always, responses to <dinofaq@egroups.com> please -- they will be
seen by me and by anyone who's registered an interest in the
FAQ-building process (which you too are very welcome to do at
http://www.egroups.com/group/dinofaq should you wish.)

Thanks in advance,

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