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Re: Giant owls vs solenodons
Ing. Yasmani Ceballos Izquierdo <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Please visit a very interesting text on the Cuban Pleistocene fauna posted by
> Darren Naish in:
> showing a terrific restoration of a Cuban giant owl Ornimegalonyx oteroi
> fighting against solenodon, and with many comments.
Another great blog from Darren. While there, check out his blog on
the ornithopod _Lurdusaurus_ (including the comments)
I like Tom Holtz's speculative interpretation as _Lurdusaurus_ as an
amphibious, hippo-like animal, which was raised in _Dinosaurs_ (the
book). Oxygen isotopic ratios would be useful to test this
hypothesis; but there isn't exactly an abundance of expendable
_Lurdusaurus_ material (especially teeth) that could be used to
compare it directly to _Spinosaurus_.
I still live in hope that one day we'll find non-avian dinosaurian
homologs of dugongs or demostylians in the Late Cretaceous.