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>>...to work. Apparently there has been a discovery of a new ornithomimid in
>>Spain by Perez-Moraino(sp?). It is a skull, and has a Pelican like beak with
>>200 teeth. They said it is estimated at 130myo, making it one of the, if not
>>the oldest ornithomimid known. Do any of you have any additional ...
>>John Rafert email@example.com
>I thought that, _BY_DEFINITION_, ornithomimids had no teeth. If I'm right, what
>should it be categorized as?
It depends on whose definition. Since some workers are happy to put
Harpymimus into Ornithomimidae, these people allow for toothed
ornithomimids. I prefer to leave Harpymimus (and now Pelecanimimus)
outside of Ornithomimidae, but within Ornithomimosauria.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile
U.S. Geological Survey
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092