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SHUVOSAURUS INEXPECTATUS



Thomas Holtz's comment about "toothlessness in Late K ornithomimids
vs.toothy Early K ornithomimosaurs" raised an interesting question. The
latest issue of the children's magazine RANGER RICK has a brief article
about _Shuvosaurus inexpectatus_, accompanied by a very beautiful (if
speculative, due to the paucity of material) illustration of the animal by
Donna Braginetz. The skull can be seen in a photograph of Sankar Chatterjee
and his son Shuvo, and it appears to be a very advanced, apparently
toothless ornithomimid skull. Yet Chatterjee claims that the fossil is 225
million years old. Anyone know anything more about this than I gleaned from
that pinnacle of scientific texts RANGER RICK?



Brian (franczak@ntplx.net)