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Re: ISLE OF WIGHT OVIRAPTOROSAUR



and what about France?  For a country that produces almost everything
imaginable as far as fossils go, there dinosaur material is remarkably
scarce and fragmentary.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dann Pigdon" <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: ISLE OF WIGHT OVIRAPTOROSAUR


> darren.naish@port.ac.uk wrote:
> >
> > Mr Pickering's argument that fragmentary or incomplete specimens are
> > taxonomically worthless and may as well be ignored is most amusing...
>
> Indeed. If we ignored fragmentary taxa, Australian palaeontologists
> would have a lot more spare time on their hands. And no one would bother
> doing any work in Antarctica. You'd have two large biogeographically
> important (or at least interesting) areas with only a handful of
> described taxa.
>
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