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Fwd: ALPHABETICAL DINOSAURS
Pete will be away from his account for a couple days, so I'm
forwarding this on his behalf:
> Peter Buchholz <email@example.com> wrote
> In a children's book on dinosaurs, I would actually prefer a
> lot of "new" or at least rarely illustrated dinosaurs. Having
> fifteen books that each only list Stegosaurus, Triceratops, >
Tyrannosaurus, and Brontosaurus, in my opinion, gives kids a >
very limited view of paleontology. In other words, many kids >
(myself included) at first glance think, or thought, that >
everything that there is to do in paleontology has already been
> done. As the nearly 1000 of us on this list know, nothing >
could be farther from the truth.
> The following list that I have compiled as an alphabetical
> dino wish-list. For most of these my reasoning is explained.
> There are some notible exceptions, Tyrannosaurus for instance,
> because, honestly, how many pictures does a kid NEED of >
> Achelousaurus (Ceratopidae)
> Byronosaurus (Saurornithoididae)
> Caudipteryx (Maniraptora incertae sedis, but probably some
> sort of Oviraptorosaur)
> Dicraeosaurus (Diplodocimorphae)
> Erlikosaurus (Therizinosauridae)
> Fukuiraptor (Carnosauria)... There's little choice with this
> letter unfortunately
> Goyocephale (Pachycephalosauria) ... I went with this guy
> instead of Giganotosaurus because, for one thing, the big
fangs > make this dino fun to draw, and (the main reason) two >
carnosaurs right after eachother doesn't demonstrate >
dinosaurian diversity :-)
> Heterodontosaurus (Cerapoda incertae sedis)
> Ingenia (Oviraptorosauria) ... The cool head, weird hand, and
> just general strangeness of this animal beg people to >
> Jobaria (Sauropoda)
> Kentrosaurus (Stegosauridae)
> Leptoceratops (Neoceratopia)
> Majungatholus (Abelosauridae) ... This guy is totally cool
> lookin... how could you not have him in a book!?
> Nodocephalosaurus (Ankylosauria)
> Ouranosaurus (Iguanodontoidea)
> Pelecanimimus (Ornithomimosauria)
> Qaesitosaurus (Titanosauria) ... I know that this is probably
> a junior synonym of Nemegtosaurus, BUT all other Q dinosaurs >
are based on scrappy remains and this one at least has a >
reasonibly good head to go on.
> Riojasaurus (Prosauropoda)
> Suchomimus (Spinosauridae)
> Tenontosaurus (Iguanodontia) ... This is one of the most
> complete, coolest, and absolutely least illustrated dinosaurs
> around period.
> Utahraptor (Dromaeosauridae) ... The other U dinosaur that was
> based on more than scraps is Unenlagia, another >
> Vulcanodon (Sauropoda) ... I loath choosing this headless
> wonder, but I loath even more having two dromaeosaurids in a >
> Wannanosaurus (Pachycephalosauria)
> Xenotarsosaurus (Abelosauridae) ... What I would really like
> is a modern bird whose generic names starts with an X. I am >
not sure if any of these X dinos are even valid (especially >
Xiaosaurus), so this is another I am loath to list.
> Yangchuanosaurus (Sinraptoridae)
> Zephyrosaurus ("Hypsilophodontidae")
> So... we have ten ornithischians, eleven theropods (still, way
> too many), and just five sauropodomorphs.
> Hope this helps with the discussion.
> Pete Buchholz
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