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Re: Re: Pelicanomimus

>An ornithomimid with *teeth*?

>swf@elsegundoca.ncr.com                sarima@netcom.com

First off - the spelling is Pelecanimimus (from the Latin form of the
bird's name).  Secondly, teeth in ornithomimosaurians have been found
before, specifically in the genus Harpymimus.  However, Pelecanimimus has
LOADS of teeth (220, in fact), far more than any other theropod. 
Furthermore, they are very small teeth, and are all concentrated in the
front of the jaws.  All in all, a strange little animal.


Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile
U.S. Geological Survey
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA  22092

email:  tholtz@geochange.er.usgs.gov 
Phone:  703-648-5280
FAX:            703-648-5420