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RE: More on Argentavis
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Paula Goodman
> I came across this article on ostriches as being neotonous
> "neotony and the thyroid in ratites"
> It leaves me wondering what kind of terrifying creature would fledge
> out of an ostrich if we gave it thyroid...
Experiment has already been done. Fictionally, that is. What you get is roc, or
something darn near equivalent:
Larry Niven's 1970 short story "Bird in the Hand". Most recently collected in
the compilation _Rainbow Mars_.
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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