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Re: Tyrannosaurus "Scavenger vs. Predator" debate (joke)
Tim Williams (email@example.com) wrote:
<And the jury is still out for _Itemirus_, which has been linked to both
the dromaeosaurids and tyrannosaurids in the past. How correct is this
assessment, based on current evidence?>
I have some peculiar love for this form, for some reason, perhaps
because it's one of those "fence" dinos I like a lot, which can be this or
that and have a lot of controversy involved. The best data for
dromaeosaurid relationships, I think, is involved in the lateral anatomy
of the braincase, whereas the ventral anatomy implies tyrannosauroid 9at
most), given the large ventral depression of the basisphenoid recess.
However, the rest of the morphology is alien to both groups. It seems a
primitive, gracile form that is definately coelurosaurian, at least.
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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