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Re: [dinosaur] Jensen's giant Dry Mesa sauropods in Reader's Digest



I have just been reliably informed by Ralph Molnar that the article was in the June issue on pages 51–56. The cover of that month's issue confirms this.

It turns out that Jensen mis-stated not only the month, but also the title, which should read: Supersaurus, the biggest brute ever.

On 11 July 2016 at 14:42, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:

Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Note the article:
Jensen, J. A., 1985, Uncompahgre dinosaur fauna: a preliminary report. Great Basin Naturalist, 45 (4) 710–720.

can be downloaded here:

https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/wnan/article/view/29112/27575

However, the August 1973 cover does not seem to mention the article, as Mike pointed out:


http://digestart.tumblr.com/post/28930277871/readers-digest-front-and-back-cover-august-1973

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 8:59 PM, Stephen Poropat <stephenfporopat@gmail.com> wrote:
Further, Jensen (1985) cites the article as follows:

George, J. 1973. Supersaurus, the greatest of them all. Reader's Digest, August.

Cheers,

Steve

Reference

Jensen, J. A., 1985, Uncompahgre dinosaur fauna: a preliminary report. Great Basin Naturalist, 45 (4) 710–720.

On 11 July 2016 at 13:54, Stephen Poropat <stephenfporopat@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Mike,

Don Glut, in the Supersaurus entry for Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (1997: p. 868), states that the name "Supersaurus" was first mentioned in the August 1973 issue of Reader's Digest, in an article by J. George. Unfortunately, Glut does not state the page range.

Cheers,

Steve

On 10 July 2016 at 18:38, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:
Folks,

I always thought Jim Jensen's three (or two, or one) giant sauropods
from the Dry Mesa quarry -- Supersaurus, Ultrasaurus and Dystylosaurus
-- were first informally named in Reader's Digest. And the Dutch
Wikipedia entry seems to confirm this, saying it was in 1973:
        https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nl.wikipedia.org_wiki_Supersaurus&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=lblI_fK4rgD9_ccY4cq4P2Kc75VHstjvgGqywQlvmOM&s=WuXFHKW3BiArGy_zGN7Xiga6tbZq7FRi83V774zI_e8&e=

But the set of issue covers from 1973 at
        https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__backissues.com_Manufacturer.do-3Fcode-3DReaders-2DDigest-2DMagazine-26type-3D6-26firstRow-3D1-26noMiddleLinks-3D1-26sortBy-3DcodeAsc-26submittedByUser-3Dtrue-26dateRangeFrom-3D1973-26dateRangeTo-3D1973&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=lblI_fK4rgD9_ccY4cq4P2Kc75VHstjvgGqywQlvmOM&s=JHWaHdA8pF62Tm3vtZbpKyKQNUgpng_xV3OSLYhT-hc&e=
doesn't show any article title that looks right.

Does anyone know what the full reference is? Better still, does anyone
have a copy of the article?

Thanks!



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Dr. Stephen Poropat
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Research Associate
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
PO Box 408
Winton 4735
Australia



--
Dr. Stephen Poropat
http://stephenporopat.weebly.com/

Research Associate
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
PO Box 408
Winton 4735
Australia




--
Dr. Stephen Poropat
http://stephenporopat.weebly.com/

Research Associate
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
PO Box 408
Winton 4735
Australia