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Re: THESCELOSAUR SCUTES



In a message dated 96-02-29 11:12:26 EST, dwn194@soton.ac.uk (Darren Naish)
writes:

>THESCELOSAUR SCUTES
> 
>What's the current situation on dermal scutes in _Thescelosaurus_
>and, indeed, in hypsilophodonts? Are they for real, or is this still
>dependent on your opinion? Thanks for help.

The only hard evidence for scutes in _Thescelosaurus_ appears in William
Morris's article (1976) in the Loris Russell festschrift volume ATHLON,
published by the Royal Ontario Museum. In it, he notes and photographs scutes
in the cervical region of a specimen referred to _Thescelosaurus_ (don't
recall which species offhand). Peter Galton, however, asserts that these are
croc scutes that had washed into the deposit. And they do look like croc
scutes.