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RE: Dakotaraptor - seriously??
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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> I'm a little shocked that the original researchers would somehow miss this
> being a chimera. How solid is the foundation of this new
The new Peer J paper is pretty damn solid.
It happens sometimes. Your search image is off, and you misconstrue one element
for another similar-shaped one.
For instance, a bone identified originally as the squamosal of Zuniceratops
turned out to be the ischium of Nothronychus.
Science works by reciprocal illumination: we correct our misjudgements and
build on that new information.
As you can see in the new PeerJ paper, those turtle parts DO look fairly
furcula-like at first glance.
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