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Re: Ostrom Obituary in the New York Times

To be precise: The _Deinonychus_ casts (2 of them) went on display at ANSP in 1986, attacking a small (read: juvenile) _Tenontosaurus_, and 3 Tenontosaur 'babies'. A mural was painted showing the scene, and it became the cover of "Dinosauria" (first edition).

ANSP revamped Dinosaur Hall beginning in 1984 thru 1986. I was at the opening night (I can't remember if it was January or March) [Hey! It was almost 20 years ago!]. Ken Carpenter was in charge of the preparators, which included Cathy Forster [who sculpted the _Tenontosaurus_ baby skull - using the "lost styrofoam" process]. (There are a few other notables who were on the team - Ken should be able to recall them all).

And... I have gained way too much weight from a lifetime of Philly cheesesteaks. :-))

Allan Edels

From: Danvarner@aol.com
Reply-To: Danvarner@aol.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
CC: edels@msn.com
Subject: Re: Ostrom Obituary in the New York Times
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 13:40:00 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 7/21/2005 1:00:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, edels@msn.com
<< At that time, ANSP was the only place that
had a _Deinonychus_ sculpture on display, and the only place with a
permanent mount of the skeleton(s). [At the DinoFest (1998) in Phila., they
had 3 (or was it 5) _Deinonychus_ skeletons on display]. I believe the
Peabody exhibit was created in 2000 or 2001. >>

Czerkas' model at the California Academy of Sciences goes back before that
(ain't that right, Ralph?). The AMNH had a Deinonychus skeleton in the mid
1990's. The Yale mount was done around then, but I don't know when exactly it
was put on exhibit. But Philly does have great cheesesteaks... DV