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First, for anyone interested, I've put up my pose sketch for the
painting of _Suchomimus_ I've started. You can find it on my web-site
through the WHAT'S NEW page (access to which can be found on the
CONTENTS page). Lemme know what you think.

Second, a couple of questions:

My local paper, the Hartford Courant, ran a skeletal drawing with the
_Suchomimus_ article the other morning. I assume this illustration is
from the SCIENCE article (I haven't seen the magazine yet). It appears
that there are four fingers on the manus in this reconstruction. Is this

And Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> Will talk some more about spinosaurs later: artists, please note,     > 
> though: according to Sereno et al.'s reidentification of skull        > 
> material in the _Baryonyx_ holotype, the skull of that animal does  > not 
> look like what has been restored before.  (One of the footnotes > in the 
> paper details the reidentification of these elements).

Just how much of the _Suchomimus_ skull is actually known? The skeletal
drawing showed only (what I took to be) the quadratojugal, the
premax/maxilla up to about mid-antorbital fenestra, and a similar length
of the dentary. Is there more known than has been figured here?


Brian (franczak@ntplx.net)