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RE: Valley of the T. rex
Breif review of Valley of the T. rex:
Great Hell Creek scenery!!
The juvenile Daspletosaurus! YES! (Jack told me about it a while ago, and
I'm even more interested in seeing it up close and personal).
For those who've not been in the field, a nice (if brief) look at what
well-funded fieldwork looks like.
Very little new from Horner's hypotheses, including completly ignoring the
effects of allometry on limb proportions (the "G. rex" specimen, for
example, has a nearly equal Femur/Tibia ratio, while the Wankel specimen has
a slightly longer femur than tibia. Even prior to putting steel tape to the
specimen, I predict the "G. rex" femur is shorter than that of the Wankel).
Continued misunderstanding of the spotted hyena as primarily a scavenger.
I was also curious about the giant dromaeosaurs feeding on the Triceratops
carcass, given that the known dromaeosaur material from the Lancian is all
of small critters.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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