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Re: Power-walking tyrannosaurs
TBH, Matt Kaplan jumped to T. rex because John Hutchinson and
colleagues did their SIMM study with - guess which apex predator?
Correct, T. rex!
So in this case, please don't blame the press for using Rexy. That
would be like dangling a sausage in front of a dog and complaining if
it jumped to get it! ;)
Also, may I say: Matt did a very good job; he got my talk's content
pretty much right! Sadly, the best phrase came to me when I read the
published thing. If I am right, speedily moving dinosaurs would look
like a video of a slow moving dinosaur, but someone hit the "Fast
Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut
für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Gaius Julius Caeser
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 1:58 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > That's because there is no paper...yet. It was a report
>> from Mallison's talk at SVP this year. The results were
>> interesting and should be neat to see when a paper does spawn
>> from this.
>> > Also, Mallison used _Plateosaurus_ in his example. Sadly,
>> _Plateosaurus_ just doesn't sell quite as well as having
>> _T.rex_ as one's picture, or keyword, or both.
>> > Jason
>> In fact, the video I showed was of a Diplodocus model. Not
>> that sexy either. But what I suggested applies to nearly ALL
>> Dr. Heinrich Mallison
> Once again, T. rex was the measure of all things...
> I joked with some people at SVP that I hope to be able to do a press release
> or something at some point stating "Tyrannosaurus rex
> was the "T. rex" of the Tyrannosauridae."
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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