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Re: [dinosaur-l] 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate

Sounds right to me. The book went on about how Cope's Rule causes animal groups to develop giant forms, and the Loch Ness beasts were that oversixed _expression_ of that group. That would have made a good SVP poster:)

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From: Ronald Orenstein <ron.orenstein@rogers.com>
To: Gregory Paul <gsp1954@aol.com>
Cc: dinosaur-l <dinosaur-l@usc.edu>
Sent: Thu, Mar 17, 2016 2:52 pm
Subject: Re: [dinosaur-l] 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate

I believe it was called "The Great Orm of Loch Ness". That's "orm", not "worm". 

Ronald Orenstein 
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5L 3W2

On Mar 17, 2016, at 2:26 PM, Gregory Paul <gsp1954@aol.com> wrote:

Yeah, I remember seeing that book, back in the 70s in the Fairfax Pub library. Don't remember the details.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald Orenstein <ron.orenstein@rogers.com>
To: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>; dinosaur-l <dinosaur-l@usc.edu>
Sent: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: [dinosaur-l] 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate

Someone (I don't remember who) suggested that the Loch Ness Monster was a gigantic Tullimonstrum.  IMHO, it isn't (because it doesn't exist).
Ronald Orenstein
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON L5L 3W2

From: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
To: dinosaur-l@usc.edu
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [dinosaur-l] 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Neil Taylor <nf.taylor@ntlworld.com> wrote:
Not dinosaurs, but...

The Tully Monster, an oddly configured sea creature with teeth at the end of a narrow, trunk-like extension of its head and eyes that perch on either side of a long, rigid bar, has finally been identified.

A Yale-led team of paleontologists has determined that the 300-million-year-old animal—which grew to only a foot long—was a vertebrate, with gills and a stiffened rod (or notochord) that supported its body.  It is part of the same lineage as the modern lamprey."I was first intrigued by the mystery of the Tully Monster.
More information: The Tully Monster is a vertebrate, Nature, nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature16992

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