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RE: DINOSAUR digest 3467
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> David Marjanovic
> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:38 PM
> To: DML
> Subject: Re: DINOSAUR digest 3467
> > Myself I always imagined Oviraptor as medium-sized
> > sprinting predator, similar to cheetah.
> Cheetahs have much more extreme cursorial adaptations, don't they? Plus, the
> beak really looks all wrong for this...
Oviraptor has relatively short stocky legs for a coelurosaur of its size. It's
on the dromaeosaurid end of things, not on the
avimimid-caenagnathid-troodontid-ornithomimid-tyrannosaurid part of the
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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