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RE: Josh Smith et al in Egypt

Regarding this plate. Yes, it is very cool, and yes we know everyone wants to see it. Please be patient. We have some plans for it. We had a limited release agreement for that image from the people in Munich, but have now removed it from Lamanna's webpage. Anywhere that you see it reproduced at this point is not authorized by the people who own the image. Don't expect too too much from it, though...my initial enthusiasm regarding this slide was tempered a little bit upon further inspection of the image. It isn't going to help us as much as we had initially hoped, but it will help some and is of course really really interesting from a historical point of view. So, to quote Holtz chapter and verse, please be patient and wait for the paper and if you do see it reproduced somewhere, please let me know.

-Josh Smith
BDP Project Director

At 11:42 PM 10/13/2002, Allan Edels wrote:

The plates in question show the display of _Spinosaurus_ in the Munich
Museum in Germany.  Stromer had mounted several of the vertebrae (some
of them with their spines).  They are from the 1920's or 1930's (prior
to the museum's destruction in 1944[?]).  Josh has slides of the plates
(I think there are 4 or 5 plates).  I checked in the new book (The Lost
Dinosaurs of Egypt") but I didn't see a copy of them there.

I have seen the slides before, at a few of Josh's talks (both before and
after the announcement of _Paralititan_).  Josh had honed his talks with
several groups that I am involved with, including the Delaware Valley
Paleontological Society [DVPS]. :-)

BTW: It's neat looking at the book, and realizing that I am at least
somewhat friendly with 80+% of the American team, as well as several
people mentioned in the acknowledgements.

Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] On Behalf
Of Rob Gay
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 10:16 PM
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Subject: Re: Josh Smith et al in Egypt

Does anyone have any photos of this mount mentioned, as I have been out
town, and unable to watch the show yet. Thanks in advance.

Student of Geology
400 E. McConnell Drive #11
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Az. 86001
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----- Original Message -----
From: <MariusRomanus@aol.com>
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Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: Josh Smith et al in Egypt

> The book is really good. Already read the sucker before the show. And as for the show, I seriously enjoyed it. I don't know about any of you, but seeing the photo plate with the mounted Spinosaurus sent chills down my spine. Fantastic.... yet tragic all at the same time. Drama rulz. The show is for sale on DVD and on VHS. > > Kris > > >

------ Josh Smith Assistant Professor of Geology Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Washington University 1 Brookings Drive Campus Box 1169 108 Wilson Hall St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 Office: 314.935.7033 FAX: 314.935.7361 smithjb@levee.wustl.edu http://epsc.wustl.edu

Director, Bahariya Dinosaur Project