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Re: Australian mammal remains
At 08:42 PM 11/22/97 -0600, Toby White wrote:
>Stupid (but probably very common) question. What is it about half a lower
>jaw that tells you its a placental mammal?
The tooth patterns, mostly.
Mammal teeth can be VERY diagnostic...
Tom ("Boy am I glad theropods have relatively simple teeth") Holtz
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