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RE: what IS a dino?
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Hammer
> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 10:59 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: re: what IS a dino?
> Well, the paleo's on here will give you the best scoop, but
> some things you might want to stress on your chart so that
> the teens will get a couple of points right is:
> 1) all dinosaurs were land-animals - therefore, the ancient
> marine reptiles and
> the flying reptiles are not dinos
AAARGHH!! NO! Stop it! Kill!! This isn't the 1970s any more!!!
[sorry, but this old saw just bugs the hell out of me. Was okay in the old
days of paraphyletic dinosaurs; not so much now. Spend a good part of my
public outreach having to kill this one, so I react violently... :-0.]
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA