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RE: [dinosaur] New ornithomimid Rativates evadens



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> From: dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu [mailto:dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Tim Williams
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:44 AM
> To: dinosaur-l@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: [dinosaur] New ornithomimid Rativates evadens
> 
> The name is especially inventive: _Rativates_ (effectively 'foreteller of 
> ratites') - "alludes to the paradox of an 'ostrich mimic' that
> existed before ostriches."  Indeed, ornithomimids are not so much ratite 
> mimics as ratites are ornithomimid-mimics - after all, the
> ornithomimids came first.  Going back even further, both ornithomimids and 
> ratites are both shuvosaurid-mimics, since shuvosaurids
> acquired the ratite-esque bodyplan first.
>
And you forgot elaphrosaurines intermediate in time between shuvosaurids and 
ornithomimids.

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