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6254Re: Gargoylesaurus - An Ankylosaurian Dinosaur of the Jurassic

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  • ctn47496
    Nov 19, 2013
      Thanks, Tom. I also like those ankylosaurs. You're right; they are indeed interesting. Cogwheel bugs are fascinating; I've seen plenty of them here in Arkansas.

      --- In seymouria@yahoogroups.com, Tom Johnson <fadingshadows40@...> wrote:
      >
      > Neat Neal. I always liked the Ankylosaur. They were kind of different, but
      > neat.
      >
      > A sad day in Seymour yesterday. I was doing some work with a drill outside.
      > I noticed an adult cogwheel bug on the sidewalk and my dog was eyeing it.
      > My dog eats every bug it sees. I shooed the wheel bug away before my dog
      > snapped it up. I also noticed a baby cogwheel bug on the wall where I was
      > working, but figured it was out of the way of my bug-eating dog.
      > Unfortunately, it must have got on my drill, and when I laid it down, it
      > was crushed. Darn. I've been seeing a number of baby cogwheel bugs lately,
      > so there must have been a recent hatch. I just hate that I accidentally
      > killed one of the babies.
      > Tom
      >
      >
      > On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Neal Robbins <ctn47496@...> wrote:
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      > > This link has a photo of a sculpture of Gargoylesaurus.
      > >
      > > http://www.collectorsquest.com/collectible/105057/gargoyleosaurus-by-dans-dinosaurs
      > >
      > > A fossil photo is on this link.
      > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gargoyleosaurus.png
      > >
      > > Gargoylesaurus was a dinosaur of the Jurassic. The systematic
      > > paleontology of it is:
      > >
      > > Dinosauria Owen 1842
      > > Saurischia Seeley 1887
      > > Ankylosauria Osborn 1923
      > > Nodosauridae Marsh 1890
      > > Polacanthinae Wieland 1911
      > > Gargoylesaurus Carpenter et al. 1998
      > > Gargoylesaurus parkpinorum Carpenter et al. 1998
      > >
      > > Gargoylesaurus was 3-4 m. (9.8-13 feet) long. Its skull was about 29
      > > cm. (11 inches) in length. The holotype consists of a skull and some
      > > postcranial remains. Two other skeletons of it have also been discovered.
      > > Remains of this dinosaur were found in the Morrison Formation at Bone Cabin
      > > Quarry West Locality in Albany County, Wyoming. They were unearthed in
      > > strata to a Kimmeridgian-Tithonian span. The reference for this information
      > > is this publication:
      > >
      > > Kenneth Carpenter, C. Miles, and K. Cloward. 1998. "Skull of a Jurassic
      > > ankylosaur (Dinosauria). Nature 393: 782-783.
      > >
      > > Kenneth Campbell, Tony DiCroce, Billy Kinneer, Robert Simon wrote an
      > > article titled Pelvis of Gargoylesaurus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauria) and the
      > > Origin and Evolution of the Ankylosaur Pelvis. It was published in 2013 in
      > > PLoS ONE 8(11). The complete text is on this link.
      > >
      > > http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0079887
      > >
      > > Neal Robbins
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      > This is what your body text will look like.
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