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RE: Does Texas equal Washington DC
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> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 3:44 PM
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> Subject: Re: Does Texas equal Washington DC
> On 2 March 2010 18:48, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> 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,
> >> 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.
> Do you mean that you wouldn't be surprised if they DO wind up
> being closely related?
Um, yeah. Basically, I would find it quite reasonable if they are sister
taxa (with some of the below thrown in).
> And share the love -- what about Sonorasaurus, Cedarosaurus,
> Venenosaurus and Sauroposeidon? It's
> basaltitanosauriformriffic down in the late Early Cretaceous
> of the USA!
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
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA