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RE: Common ceratopsian horn ailments
I read recently (will look for the reference) that evidence was found of
"bone cancer" in a torosaurus fossil. What that evidence was, I'm not sure,
because I don't recall the specifics. Nevertheless, I'll look for the
From: Larry Dunn [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 14, 1998 1:03 PM
Subject: Common ceratopsian horn ailments
What, if anything, does the fossil record tell us about common
ailments of ceratopsian (or ceratopian, if you prefer) horns?
Breakage, problematic rehealings (if this happened), rot, possible
problems due to prior malnutrition, whatever.
If there is a decent amount of material, if it genus or species
specific or common to all ceratopsians?
Most importantly, how would it manifest itself physically? For
instance, how would part of a horn have broken off? Please be
if you can so that I get a decent idea of what I'd be looking at if
were standing a few feet from the head of the animal.
An odd question, but thanks for any help,
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