Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Raptorex

Catching up on NPR's Science Friday and ran across a segment on Raptorex featuring an interview with Paul Sereno, or as Ira Flatow calls him in a typically graceful introduction, "Paul Salerno." He also repeatedly calls Raptorex a "tiny T. rex." Is it so hard to understand that the word tyrannosaur is a perfectly acceptable generic name for the whole family? That way, you don't drive nit-pickers completely crazy.

I loved Sereno's response to Flatow's question about whether Raptorex is a missing link, too. "I cringe when I hear the words missing link."

Sereno also drops a little teaser that he's got another find he'll be revealing in coming months that will also be changing perceptions of dinosaur evolution. Can't wait to see what that is.

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