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31st Aug '15 3:47:30 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* AuthorTract: The updated genus list very strongly implies that Holtz supports deinonychosaurian affinities for archaeopterygids (the entire clade was moved, which has ''never'' happened before, and the comments for ''Anchiornis'' imply that archaeopterygids are undoubtedly deinonychosaurs).
** Vindicated in 2013 when ''Aurornis'' was discovered and birds were found to be closer to troodontids than dromaeosaurs, thus putting them in node-based Deinonychosauria (stem-based Deinonychosauria would simply remove troodontids).
30th Aug '15 6:12:34 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From the chapter updates: "On the troodontid side of things, little ''[[http://www.thefastertimes.com/dinosaurs/files/2009/09/anchiornis.jpg Anchiornis]]'' shows that troodontids a) were present in the Middle Jurassic; b) had long leg feathers like primitive dromaeosaurids and primitive avialians; and c) were cute."

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From the chapter updates: "On the troodontid side of things, little ''[[http://www.thefastertimes.com/dinosaurs/files/2009/09/anchiornis.jpg ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchiornis Anchiornis]]'' shows that troodontids a) were present in the Middle Jurassic; b) had long leg feathers like primitive dromaeosaurids and primitive avialians; and c) were cute."
3rd Sep '14 5:20:42 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Befalls the book itself, but the author, being a paleontologist, was GenreSavvy enough to set up the supplementary site to avert this.[[note]]Not a complete aversion, as the site is only updated once or twice a year, and science moves on much faster than that.[[/note]] WordOfGod has said that an updated edition of the book itself may also be written eventually.
** This is also given a nod by the fact that several of Luis Rey's paintings in this book are updated versions of some of his older ones.
** Lampshaded frequently in the text as well. The author says this is part of what makes paleontology so fun and frustrating at the same time.
20th Feb '14 3:26:31 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Vindicated in 2013 when Aurornis was discovered and birds were found to be closer to troodontids than dromaeosaurs, thus putting them in node-based Deinonychosauria.

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** Vindicated in 2013 when Aurornis ''Aurornis'' was discovered and birds were found to be closer to troodontids than dromaeosaurs, thus putting them in node-based Deinonychosauria.Deinonychosauria (stem-based Deinonychosauria would simply remove troodontids).
19th Feb '14 7:18:19 PM albertonykus
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** Vindicated in 2013 when Aurornis was discovered and birds were found to be closer to troodontids than dromaeosaurs, thus putting them in Deinonychosauria.

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** Vindicated in 2013 when Aurornis was discovered and birds were found to be closer to troodontids than dromaeosaurs, thus putting them in node-based Deinonychosauria.
19th Feb '14 5:51:01 PM Splonkadumpocus
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** Vindicated in 2013 when Aurornis was discovered and birds were found to be closer to troodontids than dromaeosaurs, thus putting them in Deinonychosauria.
4th Aug '13 12:36:27 AM Korodzik
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A 2007 encyclopedia on dinosaurs created by the combined might of paleontologist [[http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/ Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.]] and famed[[hottip:*: though some would say ''in''famed]] paleoartist [[http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/ Luis Rey]]. Unlike your average dino-book, this one doesn't merely cover the most [[StockDinosaurs well known genera]] and calls it a day -- the author instead divided it into 42 chapters, each revolving around a major theme, like geology, fossilization, the Mesozoic periods, but the bulk of the written material is dedicated to thoroughly detailing each of the branches on the dinosaur family tree. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True to the title]], this means birds get a chapter of their own, while [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles pterosaurs and marine reptiles]] ''don't''.

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A 2007 encyclopedia on dinosaurs created by the combined might of paleontologist [[http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/ Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.]] and famed[[hottip:*: though famed[[note]]though some would say ''in''famed]] ''in''famed[[/note]] paleoartist [[http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/ Luis Rey]]. Unlike your average dino-book, this one doesn't merely cover the most [[StockDinosaurs well known genera]] and calls it a day -- the author instead divided it into 42 chapters, each revolving around a major theme, like geology, fossilization, the Mesozoic periods, but the bulk of the written material is dedicated to thoroughly detailing each of the branches on the dinosaur family tree. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True to the title]], this means birds get a chapter of their own, while [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles pterosaurs and marine reptiles]] ''don't''.
26th Jul '13 12:30:54 PM Quanyails
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* MoodWhiplash: Noticeable on occasions in the writing style. One sentence may be deadpan and full of complicated scientific terms, only to be followed by "Dinosaurs are totally cool, dude!".


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* SophisticatedAsHell: Noticeable on occasions in the writing style. One sentence may be deadpan and full of complicated scientific terms, only to be followed by "Dinosaurs are totally cool, dude!".
26th Jul '13 12:29:17 PM Quanyails
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7th Apr '13 5:43:02 PM DynamicDragon
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