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Re: New Deinocheirus specimens found, indicating basal ornithomimosaur

Sadly, photo editors often get the final word on article appearance in the 
publishing pecking order. I made a point in pushing the arms photo to New 
Scientist, and it worked.


On Nov 18, 2013, at 10:48 AM, David Marjanovic wrote:

> I just saw this from Nov. 5th:
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 05. November 2013 um 02:52 Uhr
> Von: "Brian Switek" <evogeek@gmail.com>
>> Absolutely right, Tom. With the official paper not out yet, I couldn't use 
>> the images we saw at SVP. I recommended a photo of the holotype arms 
>> instead, but apparently the photo editor made a different choice. The new 
>> Deinocheirus looks drastically different.
>> - Brian
> Wow. I'd immediately demand full veto rights or terminate my contract! A 
> photo editor who _so clearly doesn't know what they're doing_ is incompetent 
> and cannot be allowed to make decisions about things outside their competence!
> Quoted for context:
>>> On Nov 4, 2013, at 6:43 PM, "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
>>> The illustration does NOT match the new discovery. Deinocheirus does not
>>> simply look like a larger, heavier Gallimimus.
>>>> On Mon, November 4, 2013 7:41 pm, Ben Creisler wrote:
>>>> From: Ben Creisler
>>>> bcreisler@gmail.com
>>>> For a much more detailed description of the find and the presentation
>>>> of the new Deinocheirus material, see Brian Switek's latest posting
>>>> for Laelaps:
>>>> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131104-dinosaur-hands-arms-body-mongolia/