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Re: [dinosaur] New ornithomimid Rativates evadens
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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
Thanks - I did overlook the elaphrosaurines. My sincere apologies to
_Elaphrosaurus_ and _Limusaurus_.
If 'bahariasaurids' (like _Deltadromeus_) pan out to be noasaurids (or
least closely related to noasaurids), it'd be interesting to see what
their skulls look like. Were they big edentulous