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"Municipality" on Google Maps[edit]

Sorry to have messed up with pages of towns in Portugal with "Municipality" in its name. I don't know other ways to address it. I noticed that the English vertion of Google Maps shows some town names with "Municipality" at the end, which seems to me to originate in Wikipedia, because towns that on the map don't have "Municipality" in the name, also don't have it on their Wikipedia page. I also could find "Minicipality" in the name of any town in other countries. "Municipality" takes a lot of space on Google Maps and it doesn't make sense that only some towns have it. Please let me know how it should be addressed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andycor (talkcontribs) 21:38, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Paleocene Dinosaurs[edit]

Dear Dr. Spencer, thank you very much indeed for entering the small update I have proposed. http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/39/2/159.abstract I'll continue to follow your articles with more and more interest. Best Regards. --iLivius 11:02, 23 February 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by ILivius (talkcontribs)

Question[edit]

Where did you learn so much about paleontology? I'm guessing you went to school for it (?). Roza (talk) 00:50, 17 January 2011 (UTC)Raven Rashal

Thank you![edit]

Hey J, thanks a lot for taking on the language. I guess when you're through I won't recognize the articles anymore :) I have been very slow in adding stuff, for which I apologize; someone suggest the German edition of my Plateosaurus article for a commendation and the resulting criticism caused a lot of work there. HMallison (talk) 13:38, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Go ahead and re-sort and re-structure all you want. I have no clue how other articles are structured, and I'd prefer not to have to go on a safari ;) You're doing awesome work here! HMallison (talk) 22:57, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Looking good :) HMallison (talk) 14:26, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Raptor Red[edit]

If the comment you posted on my talk about Coelophysis no longer being Carnian, then what age is the Petrified Forest one? And why does the book for Walking with Dinosaurs say that it lived 222-215 million years ago? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Raptor Red (talkcontribs) 04:02, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Heilmann's Origin of Birds[edit]

I'm beginning to work on an article for Gerhard Heilmann's famous book The Origin of Birds, and I thought you might be interested in lending a hand. If you would like to help contribute to the source list, feel free to add sources here. Thanks! -Ferahgo the Assassin (talk) 16:45, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Raptor Red[edit]

Thanks for the info you gave me on Coelophysis. Does that mean Placerias was also Norian as well as Carnian? ( Raptor Red (talk) 03:26, 3 November 2010 (UTC) )

Kotlassia[edit]

Hi, something went wrong here. I don't know why it is like that, but obviously I did something wrong. Can you correct it, please? Thank you and kind regards, Joerim 82.169.6.135 (talk) 17:24, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey J. Spencer and thank you! I very appreciate your work too. Keep correcting me because my English is weak and I'm here less than one year. :) Rnnsh (talk) 16:05, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

There are two, Hebrew and Russian..Rnnsh (talk) 18:01, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Sinraptoridae[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the correction of my error... I doubted it could be a reference to birds-maniraptora relationship... but for once it seemed like vandalism. --'''Attilios''' (talk) 18:12, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Hey no.2[edit]

Hey J. Spencer and thank you for thoose sauropodomorphs! I what to start a small revision of ichthyosaurs following the new pepar: Michael W. Maisch (2010). "Phylogeny, systematics, and origin of the Ichthyosauria – the state of the art". Palaeodiversity 3: 151–214.  I will be very thankful if you can help me a little bit with this. Rnnsh (talk) 20:13, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

I know it's a little late for a Christmas tree, and I know you probably don't know me, but I've seen your excellent work on paleontology-related articles. Keep it up, and happy holidays! The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 15:57, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Hi J. Spencer, I've been uploading some images for quite some time now and it are quite a lot of them now. I showed you some of my images, like the one of the Guanlong and the Simoedosaurus and Pristichampsus. They all weren't quite good and were classified as inaccurate paleoart. Now, recently I've been uploading a lot more images. My Commons page is here, so I wanted to ask you if you please could take a look at them and tell me which images are suited for Wikipedia and possibly also for bigger or featured articles. With kind regards, Joerim, --82.169.6.135 (talk) 10:58, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi J. Spencer, these pictures are with shadows on and underneath the creatures. Are they good enough, or still inaccurate paleoart?
I'd really like to hear from you. (from 22 february on I'm on a holliday, so I can't answer that quick, but I still like to know!(^_^) Kind regards, Joerim
--82.169.6.135 (talk) 20:23, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi, so is there one of these suited for being on Wikipedia? Gigantophis still lacks an image :o)
Kind regards, Joerim
--82.169.6.135 (talk) 12:47, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks:[edit]

Thanks for keeping up the Dinosaur Portal in my absence! : ) I just added some featured articles to our random section thingy. If university allows I might be back to editing within the next year, but this time probably on photography articles, which I'm getting my degree in. ; )

So, how has everything been? I've missed you guys! I'm going to go over and say hi on the Dino wikiproject board too. It's been too long... Spawn Man (talk) 02:00, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Sino[edit]

Hey J, been keeping an eye on the progress (sorry I haven't had more to contribute, I pretty much spent my sources on my first re-write) and it's looking great! I'll give it another once-over today but it looks like you guys have nailed it. MMartyniuk (talk) 00:43, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Out[edit]

Hey J,

I noticed this and just wanted to say thanks for five years of cleanup, sourcing, expansion, etc, of thousands of articles. It was fantastic working with you. Firsfron of Ronchester 20:37, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh dear! Well, take care of yourself in whatever you do, you've been an incredible building block here in the 'pedia :) Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:09, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi, everyone;
I should explain I'm not leaving at this point, just de-affiliating. J. Spencer (talk) 01:13, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Sinosauropteryx GA nomination[edit]

Hi, J. Spencer. I was tempted to GA review Sinosauropteryx, but I'll be away for 1.5 weeks from tomorrow, and hope you will get a reviewer before I'm back. Knowing you, I'm confident that the content is really good. Unfortunately IMO the writing is weak and needs some re-structuring and more copyediting. Some examples:

  • In para 1 of the lead, you understandable want to feature the "DYK" element of the feathers and colouration. But paras 2 & 3 also mention feathers and colouration. I'd be inclined to combine them and then see whether they work better as part of para 1 or as a new para 2.
  • In "first genus of non-avialian dinosaur", I doubt that many readers will understand "non-avialian" - I think I first met the term "avialian" on WP, and I'd been read about dinos on and off for decades.
  • In para 2 of "Description", "Sinosauropteryx was anatomically similar to Compsognathus, differing from the European genus in its proportions" looks puzzling as you immediately describe several differences. The taxobox classifies as a Compsognathid, although the main text suggests there is debate. If you think the debate favours classifying Sinosauropteryx as a Compsognathid, you could start the para with e.g. "Although Sinosauropteryx is closely related to Compsognathus, its proportions are different."

Etc. (I've a busy day tomorrow). I hope these comments help. Good lucky with the GA review. --Philcha (talk) 23:17, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

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Editing note[edit]

Hallo, J. Spencer!

Sorry. Just checking your vigilance. ;) Thanks for the note! Rnnsh (talk) 16:51, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Troodontidae[edit]

No, I don't have that one either unfortunately... could use a re-write anyway. I'll see if I have some time this weekend to help out and put a bit of work into it. MMartyniuk (talk) 11:47, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Scelidosauridae[edit]

PLEASE STOP REDIRECTING MY PAGES!!!

I WROTE NOT ONLY ABOUT Scelidosauridae(WHICH CONSISTS NOT ONLY OF SCELIDOSAURUS BUT ALSO OF BIENOSAURUS AND PERHAPS EMAUSAURUS) BUT ALSO ABOUT SCUTTELLOSAURIDAE: Scuttellosaurus, Tatisaurus etc.

Scelidosauridae[edit]

My crimean fossils:a tooth of Turanoceratops(left), tooth of Alectrosaurus(right), ankylosaur scute(up), Raptor vertebra(down).

The problem is that I have not Holtz's book. I live in Ukraine, and there unfortunately are no such paleo-books. Howewer in other encyclopedia I found the names Scelidosauridae and Scutellosauridae. It's Visual encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Howewer there were only Scelidosaurus and Scuttelosaurus.

But even if I live in this country it doesn't mean that I do not study dino fossils. I was several times on Crimean penninsula, and I found here many dinosaur fossils (see User:John Troodon/Paleobiota of Undescribed geological formation from Crimea). Dis you hear about anything like this before?

P.S.Do you want to be a member of my projects:Wikipedia:WikiProject Theropods,Wikipedia:WikiProject Sauropodomorphs?


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An extra set of images[edit]

Hi J. Spencer, this summer I've been drawing a lot, so I had some more images that could be uploaded to Commons. If you have time and feel like it, you might want to take a look at them. The five images in the gallery below are the ones I think are the best from the past time. I added shade to all and I tried to make some fishes in different sizes and swimming directions. Do you think they are still innacurate paleoart and need to be improved at some points or are they already good enough to be shown in some articles about extinct species? I'd really appreciate it to hear you opinion and maybe some comments about what could be done better.

Thank you and kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 15:01, 30 August 2011 (UTC) P.S. If I'm getting annoying, please tell me!

Machimosaurus, Cetiosauriscus, Hybodus and Aspidorhynchus.
By the way: I am seeying that I have a new number/IP, so that involves a new talk page. Therefore I'm fine with the idea that it is a lot of useless work for you to create a new talk page, so if you like you can also answer here or at my old talk page. Of course you don't have to :o). Thank you for your understanding and kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 12:36, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer. I find it surprising, as I think the image of the Koolasuchus and the dicynodonts is the best. Are there some inaccuracies in this drawing/illustration? And do you think the images of Protosphargis/Caproberyx and Dallasaurus/Woodbinesuchus are suited for Wikipedia or not yet? I'm looking forward to your answer. Kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 12:07, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi J. Spencer, with your comments in mind I made the following drawing/illustration of Machimosaurus, Cetiosauriscus, Hybodus and Aspidorhynchus. What do you think of it? I'd really appreciate it if you could give some comments on this one. Thank you and kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 15:56, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
I just saw your answer. I really appreciate it that someone is willing to look at my images and give some comments, so thank you very much for that. As my images are mainly created with Paint and Sumopaint some creatures look indeed very pixelated. Unfortunately I don't have any Photoshop-software and I think Inkscape is not really suited for making images like that. Next to that I think Inkscape is very complicated. Still I have one more question. As I am actually a Dutch guy my English isn't fluent, so I was wondering what you meant by bold colors. You also say the colors need some work like with Crasigyrinus. What exactly did you have in mind when you were speaking of colors that need some work? Do you mean more fluent colors, less bright colors or something else? I'd really like to hear. Again, thank you for your time and your comments. Kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 08:45, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi J. Spencer, is it possible that you mean that the colors should be more dull, as most modern animals don't have that bright colors? So I should use more green, grey and brown colors, or did you mean something else? That is looks like it's colored again with colored pencil is true (although I only use felt tips). Still I would like my animals to 'live' by adding some color. I think black and white is good for a schematic reconstruction, although reconstructions of animals like they could have been in real life need color in my eyes. Do you have any other way you could possibly prevent this? I'm looking forward to your answer. Kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 15:12, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi J. Spencer. I've read your reply. I think it makes sense, but still I was wondering about what you mean by more natural texture. Could you explain that to me, please? I'd really be grateful. Thank you and kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 16:10, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I understand. Thanks a lot, I will work on it. Kind regards, Joerim -- 82.169.6.44 (talk) 14:06, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi J.Spencer, I've made some new images recently. Two of them are these:
I tried to make the lightfall more realistic as well as the texture of the creatures and I also tried to reduce the "colored pencil" appearance and the pixelated lines. Next to that I tried to reduce the thickness of the black outlines, so I hope that the "suspension of disbelief" isn't broken any more and that the creatures look more realistic as I also did some coloring in Sumopaint and I added some irregularities on the creatures. Do you think they are better now and do you maybe have some extra comments on the images? I would appreciate it if you could take a look at them. Thank you and a happy new year! Kind regards, Joerim --82.169.6.44 (talk) 14:47, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Hi J. Spencer, thank you very much for your opinion. So does that mean that the images are good enough to be in articles? Kind regards, Joerrim --82.169.6.44 (talk) 11:23, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Dinosaur article edits[edit]

Just so you know, the last Dinosaur article I plan on expanding is Chasmosaurus. It will be a while though. LittleJerry (talk) 23:55, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

sone help[edit]

Hello, i was wondering if you could help me do some rewording for the Plesiosaurus and Elasmosaurus articles. I did make some word for word copying of the sources, mostly in the description sections. Thanks LittleJerry (talk) 00:19, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Plesiosaurus[edit]

Tahnks for fixing Elasmosaurus. Can you please fix Plesiosaurus too? LittleJerry (talk) 03:03, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks again. LittleJerry (talk) 19:56, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

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Thescelosaurus[edit]

Hi J. Spencer, I've started a discussion regarding Thescelosaurus here. As you are the primary contributor to the article, I wanted to notify you about the section. Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 23:51, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Plateosaurus[edit]

Hey, I thought I was the last of the Plate-ohicans! many thanks! HMallison (talk) 19:33, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

tell me what you need and give me an email address. Do you dropbox? ;) HMallison (talk) 18:39, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks again! Your contribution made a crucial difference. I'll have some more things to edit, stuff that was mentioned in the FAC review, but that will take some time (Keuper plants, e.g.). Want the Moser 2003? If so I'll dropbox it. HMallison (talk) 10:05, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

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Article Suggestion[edit]

i am considering opening an article for Phyllodont fishes, specifically Casierius sp.. Estes did some good work (2 papers) on phyllodonts in 1969, Johnson i believe in the eighties. in addtition i published a paper in feb 1990 in The Texas Journal of Science. its not a great huge deal that this happens as there are not that many people who study phyllodonts from the lower cretaceous but i wanted your input. thanks. regards...208.193.185.22 (talk) 04:39, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

??[edit]

huh i could have sworn i signed that last one. okay then as time permits i will throw something together and if you don't mind i will drop you a line if you want to help flesh it out.not sure how notable lower cretaceous phyllodonts are but...and yes that is my article. thank you for your time.Ruraltexas (talk) 03:44, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

articulated[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up after my attempt to disambiguate Articulate. It is used frequently in dinosaur articles. Perhaps there's a need for an article on Articulated (fossil). SchreiberBike (talk) 21:35, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Nordenosaurus[edit]

Hi. When I wrote the Nordenosaurus article, all I was looking at regarding its classification was the crocodilian list from Paleofile.com.[1] I can't find any mention of it being an alligatoroid anywhere else, but with a little searching it seems that Gauthier (1982)[2] briefly reinterpreted Nordenosaurus as a crocodilian. I'll add some of the info from the paper (apparently it's only known from a frontal bone, so there's not much to say). I don't have access to Estes (1983), so maybe he classified it as an alligatoroid. Smokeybjb (talk) 23:18, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Smile![edit]

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Dinosaur cleanup[edit]

Hello again, I was wondering if you could reparaphase the "Paleobiology" section for the Carnotaurus article and spotcheck the Stegoceras article? I know did some close paraphasing for the former. Also, just to let you know, I noticed that, in the Stegosaurus, some one the articles aren't given DIO's and such, enough though they are available. I think this might threaten its FA status? LittleJerry (talk) 22:21, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Mount Kirkpatrick Formation[edit]

You might post an explanation at Talk:Mount Kirkpatrick Formation regarding your redirect of the page to get ahead of potential problems. Vsmith (talk) 01:01, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

To quote "the man with the curly locks" (his words, not mine), "Soitenly!" J. Spencer (talk) 03:25, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks Spencer for teaching me that Middle Cretaceous is not officially recognized. Now I understand. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.233.103.86 (talk) 02:52, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

User:Yewtharaptor cleanup[edit]

Hi J.,

Thanks for tagging the Mormolucoides article, created by User:Yewtharaptor on October 22nd. It is indeed a copy-and-paste, specifically of Contribution, volume 66 Department of Geology, University of Massachusetts, 1990. I note you've already given the user several warnings about content. I've issued one last warning. Thank for taking care of most of the clean-up. Firsfron of Ronchester 05:38, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

I found a second unambiguous cut-and-paste copyvio last night at Scots Bay Formation, which I revision-deleted. If you see/know of more, please let me know. Firsfron of Ronchester 20:01, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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Raptocleidus[edit]

It's apparent from this note on my talk page that user Leictg (talk · contribs) is the author of the thesis where the name was coined, and is unhappy about the existence of the article. I'm not sure I really understand his concern, or what is the best thing to do. I don't think a redirect to an article that doesn't mention the term is a long-term solution. Should there perhaps be a brief paragraph in Pliosauroidea, to which the redirect could link, saying that this name has been coined in a PhD thesis but is not yet accepted? Would WT:PALAEO be a place to discuss this? I will point Leictg to this note. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 23:04, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Maastrichtian[edit]

I always thought that the Maastrichtian ended 65.5 mya. Since when does it end 66 mya? Now I'm really confused. Could you please explain that to me? Thanks! SuperHero2111 (talk) 02:11, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

But the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction event happened 65.5 million years ago. So, does that mean that the extinction event occurred during the Cenozoic Era? If that is true, then I think we should update the Paleocene dinosaurs article... SuperHero2111 (talk) 01:18, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Iguanodon
Thank you for your quality articles on dinosaurs, such as Acrocanthosaurus, Iguanodon and Parasaurolophus, for creating "stubs" in the field and articles on demand, for diligent maintenance, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Yewtharaptor[edit]

Hi, Firs;

Got another one: YPM 6281, almost entirely ripped from [3] (Olsen, P. E., McDonald, N. G., Huber, P., and Cornet, B., 1992, Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Deerfield rift basin (Triassic-Jurassic, Newark Supergroup), Massachusetts: in Robinson, P. and Brady, J. B. (eds.) Guidebook for Field Trips in the Connecticut Valley Region of Massachusetts and Adjacent States (vol. 2), New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 84th Annual Meeting, Contribution no. 66, Department of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, p. 488-535.) with a dose of the editor's interpretations of two fragments of bone. J. Spencer (talk) 23:12, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, J. I've deleted the copyright violation and issued the editor a short block. The editor has already been warned about copying and pasting content from other sites, so there's no reason for that to continue. Firsfron of Ronchester 02:51, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Teresa Maryańska for deletion[edit]

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Dilophosaurus[edit]

Mr. Spencer When you have a moment can you check the additions I made to the Dilophosaurus page. I also did some re-organization, without removing any data from the page. I'm new at this and based on your extensive Wikipedia work on dinosaurs I feel you can give me some constructive criticism. Evangelos Giakoumatos (talk) 04:35, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Dinosaur star[edit]

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For being the ornithopod-man on Wikipedia! I'm surprised you didn't have this one already! FunkMonk (talk) 09:21, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Thescelosaurus[edit]

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Reconstruction of Thescelosaurus

Thescelosaurus is a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur known from Upper Cretaceous rocks of western North America. It belonged to the last dinosaurian fauna of North America before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event at approximately 66 million years ago, living alongside dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. This common genus was described from a specimen discovered in 1891, but not unpacked and studied until the 1910s. These circumstances suggested the names of the genus and type species T. neglectus, which roughly translate to "godlike, wondrous, or marvelous neglected lizard". Thescelosaurus is best known from several partial skeletons representing three species: T. neglectus, T, assiniboiensis, and T. garbanii. One specimen unearthed in 1993 was initially thought to include a preserved heart, but later study found the object is probably a concretion. Thescelosaurus was a bipedal animal with a relatively long pointed skull and robust limbs. Typical individuals measured on the order of 2.5 to 4.0 metres (8.2 to 13.1 ft) long. It was probably primarily herbivorous and may have preferred to live near streams. (Full article...)

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Middle Cretaceous[edit]

Hi, I respect your work but I'm wondering why there is no such thing as Middle Cretaceous. Can you explain to me why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dustinliu75 (talkcontribs) 00:54, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For helping a random IP who asked questions about dinosaurs on the Dinosaur Portal talk page back in November, 2010. You made Wikipedia look good! Abyssal (talk) 17:08, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Just don't let it go to your head. :P Abyssal (talk) 04:33, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Apatosaurus[edit]

Hello, would you like to work on Apatosaurus for FA some time? LittleJerry (talk) 23:59, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

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Dinosaur mummies[edit]

The general article has been brought up again[4][5], I think you have the vastest knowledge on the subject. FunkMonk (talk) 19:29, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

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For your kindness and teaching me about the Cretaceous time period. Dustinliu76 (talk) 15:52, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas, and watch out for the Christmas Velociraptor, IJReid (talk) 25 December 2014