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RE: New Nanotyrannus specimen?
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Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: New Nanotyrannus specimen?
In a message dated 8/7/02 7:26:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< From: Ben Creisler email@example.com
In case this story has not been mentioned here, the Burpee
Museum may have found a new specimen of Nanotyrannus. For
webpage and links to news stories:
The Burpee Museum is to be congratulated for what sounds like a fine
specimen. Two bits at the website got my attention, however. Bakker
"discovered" "Nanotyrannus" in the Cleveland Museum collections?! I'd hate
think this will be entering the mythology.<<
Well, I'll wait for the specimen to be cleaned up and described before I
make any comments. I've heard that there are at least 3 camps on the genus.
One, it's a juvenile T. rex; Two, it's a large dromaeosaurid, and Three, it
is a valid genus (which is fine by me).
>> Secondly, they collected this at night because it got up to 100
degrees during the day?!<<
Ever been collecting in 100 and up degrees? I have, but if you start in the
cool of the morning and keep going till the hot afternoon, it's not that bad
because you've become acclimated to the heat. I've gone in from 115 degrees
to an air-conditioned building and then came out and that was when I felt
the heat! So I don't know why they're digging at night. You'd have to have
lots of lights to do so. Also, what's Bakker doing outside of Wyoming? :)
>>Is this a first for paleontological collecting? No,
wait, it isn't. There's a well-known fossil dealership in South Dakota who
were at one time named the "Midnight Miners", but I don't think their
nocturnal exploits were due to heat exhaustion. DV<<
Ok, Dan, this is twice you've made these kind of comments. Really, how do
you feel about this? :) Don't beat around the bush, let us Really know how
Also, congrats on having your black and white painting (wish it was in
color) in the new Prognathodon paper. P.saturator DORTANGS, SCHULP, MULDER,
JAGT, PEETERS & GRAAF, 2002.
Dortangs, R. W., Schulp. A. S., Mulder, E. W. A., Jagt, J. W. M., Peeters,
H. H. G., and Graaf, D. Th. De., 2002, A large new mosasaur from the Upper
Cretaceous of The Netherlands: Netherlands Journal of Geosciences/ Geologie
en Mijnbouw, v. 81, n. 1, p. 1-8.
Tracy L. Ford
P. O. Box 1171
Poway Ca 92074