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Re: Floating allosaurs?? (sort of...)

In a message dated 1/26/01 5:16:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, ornstn@home.com 

> Fossil giant tortoises are known from mainland South America, and 
>  morphological analysis of these and extant species are consistent with a 
>  clade containing giant tortoise fossils and G. chilensis (30)."

That would certainly turn the giant-tortoise origin story on its head, if _G. 
chilensis_ turned out to be a mainland dwarf!

--Nick P.