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re: IoW oviraptosaurs

<< 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. >> 

And let's not forget the frustratingly fragmentary and wonderful Arundel fauna 
the East Coast USA! ;-)


Thomas R. Lipka
Geobiological Research
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Baltimore, Md. 21234 USA