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Re: Mesozoic snow?
Entire message repeated because the original had no line breaks (the copy
that went directly to me was even in HTML).
----- Original Message -----
From: "K and T Dykes" <email@example.com>
To: "DML" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: Mesozoic snow?
<<A decisive result is the hint at a high diversity of theropods at that
site, even though because of the uncertainty of the identifications no
further conclusions can be drawn yet.>>
That's an improvement on my quickly done version of the final sentence,
(though I'd opt for something like 'significant' rather than 'decisive'.
If a thing isn't 'decisive' then it's not a 'result').
Good point. I didn't find anything better in English.
Anyway, there are mitigating circumstances. Firstly, I was desperately
trying not to waffle on about the mammal fauna of Guimarota. Secondly,
I'm hoping for the birth of a new gobiconodontid from Liaoning. With no
connection whatsoever to this list, somebody posed a question. That led
me to trip over the following citation on Jin Meng's American Museum of
Natural History homepage: Meng J, Hu Y-m, Wang Y-q & Li C-k (2005), A new
gobiconodont species (Mammalia) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation
of Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica. There are no page numbers
mentioned, so the article probably wasn't published when this was
uploaded, (and the citation wasn't on his page a few weeks ago).
I've got reason to believe it's also a new genus. More info would be
welcome, should anybody have any.
Yet one more gobiconodontid from that place?!? Was it completely flooded
with those angry, biting fuzzballs?