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Re: Dinosaur Revolution Review

On Sat, September 17, 2011 5:57 pm, Augusto Haro wrote:
> 2011/9/17 David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:
>> There is evidence for playing in crocodiles. Check out this
>> http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/06/alligators_vs_melons.php
>> and
>> the link in it.
> Thank you as always for the information... The I restate it saying
> that we should only infer playing forms found in near relatives. For
> example, we should see if there is evidence of crocodiles and basal
> birds playing with elements in the same way a dog pup does before
> restoring a theropod chick getting dog-like.

Indeed, the following post was a specific reference used by the Dinosaur
Revolution (well, at the time, Reign of the DInosaurs) team:

(repost at

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661

Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-314-9843

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA