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RE: Does Texas equal Washington DC
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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Andrew Simpson
> I caught part of a show called Prehistoric the other day,
> featuring at least one of our own, and though I would have
> turned the channel based on my hatred of that particular
> style of editing I had to watch because the animals that were
> being described in the show that were supposed to have lived
> near DC were the same animals that are supposed to have lived
> in Texas. I've studied these creatures such as
> Acrocanthosaurus and the like for a project so I think I
> know. My question is are we finding the same animals in both
> places almost exactly or is this an assumption based on both
> places being aptian/albian rock?
> Andrew Simpson
Actually, they cut off one of my comments that made this point. I mentioned
the mid-K (Arundel) dinosaurs of D.C. as being "All American". My next point
(which wound up on the cutting room floor) was that the fossils we find in
the Arundel are very similar to those of Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming,
and Utah of the same age.
As an aside: I wouldn't be surprised at all if Abydosaurus, Paluxysaurus,
and Astrodon don't all wind up being very close relatives of each other.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
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