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Re: Sinornithoides in DA... the first Sleeping Dragon.
In a message dated 8/15/2005 10:13:25 AM Alaskan Standard Time,
>> In my opinion, as I think in Kris', this is the "sexiest" and "prettiest"
idea, given that burial in ash beds very seldomly seems to be "peaceful". Take
the Ashfall Beds of Nebraska, USA, which buried hundreds of animals, all on
their sides, do to volcanics (the same kind that buried Pompeii, Herculaneum,
Messell, and Liaoning). <<
To piggy-back off of what Jaime has already said... Consider this... I have
actually found dead birds in a sleeping posture. Whe they are sick, they often
curl-up. Mei may have already been dead before burial, or got sick do to gases
or something else, and assumed the posture and would not move even to save
itself. This is common in birds I have seen...