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Re: Brazilian scientists claim oldest dino findings
On 12/15/06, David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Well, erm. The number the dinosaurs started out with is the usual amniote 2.
saying it's a theropod? Or an ornithischian even?
Well, as far as I could understand, they are saying that the fossil
was of a direct ancestral of all other dinosaurs - _Herrerasaurus_ and
_Eoraptor_ being earlier spin offs. A very odd argument indeed - at
least in a phylogenetic view. But it could be the journalist
misunderstanding too - or mine.
> restored the creature with collor pattern remembering a guepard,
> the fatest of african cats.
Thanks. I thought that guepard was cheetah synonym in English too (in
Portuguese we could use guepardo and chita interchangeably) - I
translated it "on the fly" so probably it is worse than an automatic