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Re: Brazilian scientists claim oldest dino findings

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Datum: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:40:09 -0800 (PST)
Von: "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>

>   The authors are not using the number of sacrals as translated as an
> apomorphy for dinosaurs, but as a referent to likely being dinosaurian,
> which do tend to increase sacrals, rather than stabilize around 2 as in
> other Triassic terrestrial vertebrates of the time.

With the exception of several crurotarsans, which have 3, if not more... I 
forgot how many the new *Poposaurus* specimen has...

> <Cheetah.>
>   Guepard is another name for a cheetah, however.

In English, too? I didn't know that.

> Perhaps a generic term to refer to any of the spotted African cats.

Would surprise me. All European languages I know of, other than English, use 
some spelling variation of this word for *Acinonyx jubatus*.
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