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Re: Thescelosaurus head
Considering what I call myself, I feel almost duty-bound to reply...
I have the same book, and yes, it is a Greg Paul restoration, so he'd
know more about it than I would. However, I can help with the rest of
your questions: up until a few years back, all that had been assigned to
*Thescelosaurus neglectus* for skull material were skull roof bones and
some teeth, I believe. However, fairly recently (circa 1997) a
"complete" skeleton of *Thescelosaurus* turned up in Makoshika State
Park, Montana, which was attended to by the Museum of the Rockies,
according to a Montana Internet site. I believe skull material was
So, all mounts of *Thescelosaurus* made prior to this find (if a skull
or skull parts were recovered) have heads based mostly on guesswork,
including my favorite, that in St. Paul's Science Museum of Minnesota
(I'm partial to ornithopods that I can see practically in my backyard).
There is also an interesting bit of deja vu here as well. According
to the List's archives, someone asked almost the exact same questions a
couple of years ago.
Hope this helps-*Thescelosaurus*
On Sun, 14 Feb 1999 12:16:23 -0800 (PST) Pharris Nicholas J
>I picked up a copy of the _Complete Dinosaur_ the other day and just
>happened to notice that the reconstruction of _Thescelosaurus
>(looked like a GSP job) was sporting a very long, low, pointed head.
>Previously I had always seen this species shown with a high,
>_Hypsilophodon_-like face. New material? How much skull material is
>known for _T. neglectus_?
>Pacific Lutheran University
>Tacoma, WA 98447
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