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Re: Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?



Jura writes:

It was Crichton. Early in the novel of Jurassic Park
we are introduced to the
suped-up-shoulda-been-_Deinonychus_, _Velociraptor_.
Shortly after that, the word is truncated to raptor(s)
throughout the rest of the book.

Thankfully, terms like 'trike' (for Triceratops) and 'compy' (for Procompsognathus) didn't really take off. The latter in particular, since it could have easily been confused for a shortening of Compsognathus instead. Maybe P-Comp (as in P-Diddy) would have been more correct - although even then it may have implied a dinosaur that could shoot back at you.


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Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist              geo cities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia             heretichides.soffiles.com
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