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Re: The Croc That Wanted to Be a Dinosaur
As I mentioned on Carl Zimmer's blog "The Loom", chatterjeeids are ostrich
mimic mimic mimics (using the normal [backwards]
paleontological version of "mimicry"). Ratites -> ornithomimosaurs ->
_Elaphrosaurus_ -> chatterjeeids.
Please, please, please name the next chatterjeeid
(Okay, we don't have _Elaphrosaurus_'s skull, and chatterjeeids don't have
particularly elongate hindlimbs,
so these two are foreshadows of ornithomimosaurs and ratites in different
Apart from the skull and the general shape, *Effigia* doesn't look all that
much like an ornithomimosaur...