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Re: Age Abstractions
> > > > 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.
> > doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1880.036.01-04.36
> 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
> Your move.
It's true that in simply numeric terms, the Iguanodon title is only
ten words longer than the the Fasset one; but what I love about it is
that it includes a differential diagnosis. Really, why would you need
to read the actual paper after that? Only for the acknowledgement,
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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