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Re: Rock has image of theropod dinosaur

From: Ben Creisler

Sorry for any misunderstanding. The news stories apparently don't go into
"scientific" detail about the supposed identity of the " dinosaur."
However, it looked to me like a tyrannosaur-type theropod with a very long
skull with its toothed mouth open, about to bite something--that part is my
personal interpretation in the way Ripley's Believe It or Not used to
However, I think that as a "dinosaur" image, the resemblance would clearly
be to a large theropod facing left attacking something. 

Original Message:
From: Lee Hall paleeoguy@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:22:59 -0600
To: bh480@scn.org, dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Rock has image of "theropod" dinosaur

They're lookin' pretty hard there.

Lee Hall
Paleontology Undergraduate
Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:29 PM, bh480@scn.org <bh480@scn.org> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> OK--this item belongs in the realm of freaky trivia a la "Believe It or
> Not" such as religious images that appear on pancakes or grilled cheese
> sandwiches. Chinese news sources are carrying stories about a rock that
> appears to show the image of theropod dinosaur attacking some kind of
> Unlike the recent reconstruction of Oxalaia, the nostril appears to be in
> the correct place. No fossil but it beats a mud-stain that passed for a
> sauropod...
> http://xw.chinawestnews.net/system/2011/03/21/010354999.shtml
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