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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 2:51 pm

Was it just the forearm, or the whole arm?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 3:05 pm

cant remember. but it was a cast.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 3:16 pm

If it was the whole arm, it was a Velociraptor. If it was the forearm or humerus, I would guess Deinonychus.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 3:21 pm

i asked the guy who ran it after the competition (i think he was from Kellenberg) and although it was a forearm, it was in fact a velociraptor.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 5:12 pm

Hmmm, that's interesting.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 5:18 pm

and just an FYI: you will probably have an issue at state if you want to do both fossils and ornithology.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 6:03 pm

Yeah, I know. I can always hope though.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 2nd, 2010, 8:56 am

it seems that they misspelled therapsids as theraspids.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 2nd, 2010, 9:14 am

Oh well. I think theraspid actually sounds better, but that doesn't make it correct.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 2nd, 2010, 9:23 am

yea. i hope that they either correct or mark the wrong spelling as wrong on tests, to make sure that the people who do fossils pay attention to the list.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 2nd, 2010, 9:27 am

That would be harsh for those who don't know the correct spelling.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 2nd, 2010, 12:20 pm

well, that would mean that
A) they didnt correctly research it, or didnt at all
or
B) never corrected it themselves.
or
C) just cant spell
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 2nd, 2010, 5:05 pm

I'm going with "C".
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby rocketman1555 » September 2nd, 2010, 8:40 pm

The 2011 list is up on soinc in case anybody hadn't noticed.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 3rd, 2010, 5:29 am

That's what we've been talking about. They have a misspelling on it, and we are discussing why it's there.
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