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Re: [belated questions about beaks]



owner-dinosaur@usc.edu wrote:
> Regarding the post-SVP thread about dinosaurian lips and cheeks, or

> lack of them:  Do any turtles have teeth? 

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> 

> Pat
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No, all the extant chelonians are toothless, although some, like the (mostly
herbivorous) testudines do have serrated beaks that superficially look like
teeth.

The last chelonians with teeth were the _Proganochelyids_ of the Triassic, so
turtles have been going toothless for quite some time now.

Archosaur J

 



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