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RE: SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC HETERODONTOSAURIDS (OR THE LACK THEREOF)




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dinogeorge@aol.com [SMTP:Dinogeorge@aol.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 1998 7:19 PM
> To:   Tetanurae@aol.com; veselinka.stanisavac@siol.net; amaris@tin.it
> Cc:   dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject:      Re: SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC HETERODONTOSAURIDS (OR THE LACK
> THEREOF)
> 
> In a message dated 12/10/98 7:53:27 PM EST, Tetanurae@aol.com writes:
> 
> << Abrictosaurus doesn't look a whole heck of a lot like Heterodontosaurus
> and
> is
>  almost certainly distinct from H. tucki.   >>
> 
> Still unresolved is the question of whether one sex of heterodontosaurids
> had
> dentary fangs and the other didn't.
> 
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        I've read speculation that the males had these dentary fangs (which
I have also read described as
        "tusks") and the both males and females may have possessed cheeks.
But, actual data is a different matter.

        Dwight