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Re: Paralititan

"Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." wrote:

> Congrats to Josh, Matt, Jen, Ken, Peter, and the rest!  Now get back to work
> and find me that _Spinosaurus_ skeleton!!! :-)
> (Okay, okay, a _Bahariasaurus_ would do.)

hehe....(evil grin)

> Of particular interest to me is the fact that the Cenomanian was a time of
> extreme climate (low latitudinal thermal gradient, one of the greatest
> Phanerozoic oceanic highstands, very high post-Carboniferous CO2 values,
> etc.), and that (possibly) the high organic productivity of Argentina and
> Egypt (at least) of this time may reflect these conditions.
> Something to think about on vacation, I guess.
> Again, congrats to the U Penn team for a great discovery.

    Tom, thanks for the kind note.  You and I need to get back into the field
together again soon.  It has been far too long.  There are a whole new bunch of
Simpson's quotes out there.


Josh Smith
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University of Pennsylvania
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