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Feduccia, the dino expert (was Re: Thalassodromeus report)




This one from the CBSNews.com site:

Alan Feduccia, a dinosaur expert at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, said the authors "have done a splendid job of bringing this
large and remarkable ... pterosaur back to life."

<Horrified Gasp> Since when was dear Alan Feduccia a "dinosaur expert"?? The
leader of the birds-are-not-dinosaurs movement a so-called dinosaur expert??
What was CBS thinking of when they rang him up??



Why, Dr. Alan Feduccia has been a dinosaur expert all along. He's just never realized it. Although, his reported "expertise" is questionable...



BTW, any news on Thalasoodromeus's relationships with other pterosaurs?
Tapejara? Tupuxuara? Pteranodon?? The Cretaceous deposits of South America
are really turning up some really great pterosaurs...

AFAIK, Tapejara and Tupuxuara are both tapejarids and Thalassodromeus is also one of a tapejarid, if the SVP presentation on a skimming pterosaur is about this taxon.



We have here Anhanguera, Pterodaustro, Cearadactylus, Tropeognathus, Tapejara & Tupuxuara, and now Thalassodromeus


Cearadactlyus of Jurassic Park Fame! One cool pterosaur, IMHO.



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