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Re: Age Abstractions

aaa...no....I concede.  Leave it to the Victorians to come out on top.
Still it only wins by 10 words.... too bad the SVP abstract deadline has

Bill Parker
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Division of Resource Management
Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217
1 Park Road
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028
(928) 524-6228 x262

                      Mike Taylor                                               
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William_Parker@nps.gov writes:
 > > Fassett, J.E. 2007. The documentation of in-place dinosaur
 > > fossils in the Paleocene Ojo Alamo Sandstone and Animas Formation
 > > in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico and Colorado mandates a
 > > paradigm shift: dinosaurs can no longer be thought of as absolute
 > > index fossils for end-Cretaceous strata in the Western Interior
 > > of North America. New Mexico Geology 29(2):56.
 > This abstract IS notable for having the longest title I have ever
 > seen for a publication...50 words!  It is pretty much an abstract
 > in its own right!

Pah!  Puny!

Through the wonder of class Victorian-era Wealden palaeontology, I
offer you ... sixty words!

Hulke, J. W.  1880.  Iguanodon Prestwichii, a new Species from the
Kimmeridge Clay, distinguished from I. Mantelli of the Wealden
Formation in the S.E. of England and Isle of Wight by Differences in
the Shape of the Vertebral Centra, by fewer than five Sacral
Vertebrae, by the simpler Character of its Tooth-serrature, &c.,
founded on numerous fossil remains lately discovered at Cumnor, near
Oxford.  Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 36: 433-456.

Your move.

/o ) \/  Mike Taylor    <mike@indexdata.com>
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