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Re: What is big, fluffy, and could tear you to shreds? Yutyrannus, the 9 m long feathered tyrannosauroid from China



 Dinosaur's salary for movies and docs just went up.  Now they also need a team 
of stylists and a hair/makeup trailer.

D
 
On Apr 4, 2012, at 2:48 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

>> From: Dr Ronald Orenstein [mailto:ron.orenstein@rogers.com] 
>> 
> [snip]
> 
>> However, try as I might I could not find any discussion of 
>> which maniraptorid features are convergent and why, or which 
>> anatomical features contradict the idea that maniraptorids 
>> are in fact true dinosaurs. Did I miss it?
> 
> No.
> 
>> Or has Feduccia 
>> really put forward this idea with no supporting anatomical evidence?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> You write this as if this were a surprise.
> 
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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> 
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