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Re: dracrorex and National Geographic
Jerry D. Harris writes:
> Plus, as Tom said, it was an _abstract_, not a published paper
> (although, like Tom, I think argument is an interesting and good
> one!). I myself am very curious about what function the
> supratemporal fenestrae served in juveniles that could afford to be
> lost in adults, which would be the case if _Dracorex_ really is a
> juvenile _Pachycephalosaurus_. I'm also curious about whether
> Horner et al. discussed sexual dimorphism as a possibility for
> _Pachycephalosaurus_ and _Stygiomoloch_.
As I recall that talk, it made it pretty convincing case that
Dracrorex and Stygiomoloch are juveniles, but didn't lay out case that
what they're juveniles _of_ is Pachycephalosaurus. So it's still
possible that the Dracrorex holotype is a juvenile Dracrorex. And of
course, unlike the Triceratops study that this alluded to, we're
dealing with some very small sample sizes here.
Denver Fowler writes:
> The [SVP 2007 abstracts] PDF is text-searchable, but it was
> specifically copy protected so that noone could copy and paste the
> abstracts, nor can you extract the pages etc.. you can't edit the
> doc at all unless you know the password. It is rather annoying. You
> can screen grab the document, then open that as a new file and OCR
> that, but it all seems like alot of unnecessary effort.
I run Linux, where the default PDF viewer is a thing called xpdf. It
lets me copy and paste from the abstracts volume with no problems.
(It's also about a hundred times faster to start up than Acrobat
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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