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Re: Dinosaur Planet: Updated Website

Mickey Mortimer (Mickey_Mortimer111@msn.com) wrote:

<Regarding the general quality of the series, I agree it appears quite
high. When "that Oviraptor philoceratops is Citipati sp." is the best
complaint you can come up with, you know something's being done right. 
Okay... my urge to critique is just too great...

 Prenocephale- In the video, they were claimed to have spines built for
impacts, but if I recall correctly, the new Stygimoloch/Pachycephalosaurus
specimen showed the opposite.>

  Given that Triebold's data, while exposed and variously produced on film
and in abstract form, has yet to be published. The neck, while largely
close to complete, competes with a near absence of cervical vertebrae in
other pachycephalosaurids, from *Goyocephale* to *Prenocephale.* So while
Triebold's work may suggest this for *Pachycephalosaurus* (the dome as
reconstructed kinda rules it out to the same dome referred to
*Stigymoloch*) or whatever the species is, but not for other species.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

<Rhabdodon- isn't an iguanodontid.>

  But it is an iguanodontoid, a distinction for the lay person to easily

<Tarascosaurus- abelisaurs should have four fingers.>

  Based on what, *Rajasaurus* with three large fingers where the "fourth"
would not have been exposed, making it look just as tridactyle as any
carnosaur? :)

<Carcharodontosaurus- has no vidence for being larger than Tyrannosaurus.>

  Longer to some equals larger; data may still circulate from the
suggestions and variopus mounts that imply a skull longer that
*Tyrannosaurus',* so it's not hard to say Carch was bigger than Rex.

Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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