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Shortisquama etc - can anyone translate Japanese?




Somebody sent me this, from a Japanese webpage, which I think relates to the evolution of birds. The site also features stuff on _Apsaravis_ and _Protopteryx_.


http://www.survival-family.com/origin.htm

Can anyone on the DML read Japanese?


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Potter, H. A new Longisquama-like archosaur from the Middle Triassic of Shazamisutan, and a re-descliption [sic] of Longisquama.; North Carolina Jounal of Paornithology 4(1) 3-14

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The paper is purely fictitious sent by me to the DML on April Fool's Day, earlier this year. Also there are non-papers on _Nopscaornis flamboyans_ and the unfortunate fungus-ridden theropods. I hope some poor Japanese college student doesn't quote any of these references in a term paper. (My wife - a TA - informs me that it's not uncommon for students to base part of their papers on info they lifted from the Internet, and assume it is accurate.)


Tim


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Timothy J. Williams

USDA/ARS Researcher
Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50014

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