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Re: Dino Eyes



DinoGeorge:

    Are you sure that all the dinosaur had sclerotic plates?  Most of the
skulls do not show sufficient details around the eyes in each animal.  (I
may be wrong here, so just correct me if that's so).  I know that some
skulls are quite detailed, like _Deinonychus_ with its sclerotic rings, but
I am unsure about several of the other dinos.

            Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Srnka <theclaw@sprintmail.com>
To: Dinogeorge@aol.com <Dinogeorge@aol.com>
Cc: deraptor@cats.ucsc.edu <deraptor@cats.ucsc.edu>; dinosaur@usc.edu
<dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Thursday, December 03, 1998 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: Dino Eyes


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>
>Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
>
>> In a message dated 12/2/98 7:28:23 PM EST, deraptor@cats.ucsc.edu writes:
>>
>> << Could the beasties' orbs move around in their sockets, and if so, how
much?
>> >>
>>
>> Sclerotic plates probably immobilized the eyes for all practical
purposes.
>> Changes in visual field would have taken place almost exclusively by head
>> motions (bobbing, side to side sweeping, etc.).
>
>  Oops! Thanks for correcting my erroneous assumption about dino eyes!
>-Chris Srnka
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