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Re: Dinosaur Planet: Updated Website
Some very nice rendering... nice to see fully feathered maniraptorans.
Some of the little factoids are nice, but...
"Paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh first described _Ichthyornis_ in
1872 based on fossil evidence."
Er... what other kind of evidence would it have been? ;-)
> Discovery Channel has updated its website for the forthcoming Dinosaur
> Planet series. The premise is now apparent: it is a look at different
> of the world at roughly the same time (Campanian). Featured
> localities/formations are the Djadokhta and equivalents (Prenocephale,
> Velociraptor, Shuvuuia, and Protoceratops), Two Medicine (Einiosaurus,
> Maiasaura, Daspletosaurus, Troodon, and Orodromeus) various European
> (Rhabdodon (incorrectly labeled "Iguanodon" on the link, but correctly
> identified in the text), Ichthyornis (?!?), Pyroraptor (like that's a
> well-constrained by evidence), and Tarascosaurus), and the Rio Colorado
> (Alvarezsaurus, Aucasaurus, Saltasaurus, a notosuchid, and (oddly)
> Images can be found at:
> Video clips are also available. Scott Sampson is serving as talking head
> one scene, showing titanosaur eggs and discussing some implications.
> Maniraptorans are all nice and feathery. Nostrils are (generally) small
> anteriorly placed.
> Looks like it could be very cool.
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Vertebrate Paleontologist
> Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
> University of Maryland College Park Scholars
> College Park, MD 20742
> Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: email@example.com
> Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796