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RE: DINOSAUR digest 3468

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]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
> theavimimid-caenagnathid-troodontid-ornithomimid-tyrannosaurid
> > 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.
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