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Re: ERB and fossil vertebrates
On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> At 09:55 PM 21/03/01 -0500, Marilyn Wegweiser wrote:
> FLYING STEGOSAUR! I don't remember this scene.
> Well, I couldn't find my copy of the Hallowed Original, so I refer readers
> to a lengthy article entitled "Dinosaurs of Pellucidar" by none other than
> Philip J. Currie, at http://www.jeddak.com/currie.html.
> The creature in question is a "dyrodor", described by Currie as "the most
> peculiar dinosaur of the series". Gee, do you think there is anything odd
> about a 60 to 70-foot long carnivorous gliding stegosaur that "emits loud
> screams when angry"?
> As Currie concludes, "Clearly the dyrodor is not Stegosaurus, although it
> might be classified as a unique family of stegosaurs. If a paleontological
> expedition is ever sent to Pellucidar again, one of the highest priorities
> should be to study this highly unusual animal."
this dyrodor is
similar to stegosaurus, 60-70 long and 25 high at its rump, can turn its
back plates horizontally and use them to glide
Clever. I'd read these years ago too but couldn't visualize this.