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RE: Deinonychosaur, Spinosaur, or Chimaera?



\> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> amcdona9@bigred.unl.edu
>
> Hello,
>
> Firstly, I wish to thank everyone who talked with me at SVP, and to all those
> involved in organizing the meeting and presenting talks and posters - great
> job, terrific meeting.
> Secondly, I am wondering what people thought of the new purported
> deinonychosaur presented by Novas Wednesday afternoon.  When the slide of the
> skull came up, I could not help but notice that it looked a heck of a lot like
> a spinosaurid; it was noted that the animal possesses conical teeth without
> serrations. So, what say you: weird deinonychosaur, weird spinosaur, or
> chimaera?

While I thought much the same thing, we will just have to Wait for The Paper in 
order to see the argument that they are the same
taxon.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
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