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RE: DINOSAUR digest 3468
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Jorge Dichenberg
> > Oviraptor has relatively short stocky legs for a
> > coelurosaur of its size. It's on the dromaeosaurid
> > end of things, not on
> > part of the spectrum.
> I was suggested by some reconstructions which show
> unusually skinny, long-legged animal.
It is true that some oviraptorosaurs (_Caudipteryx_, _Avimimus_, etc.) are
particularly leggy beasts. But _Oviraptor_ and the
Oviraptoridae were not.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
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