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Re: Thescelosaurus head

> From: Justin S Tweet <thescelosaurus@juno.com>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Thescelosaurus head
> Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 8:45 PM
>    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
> recovered.  
>    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.  
> Spooky...
> Hope this helps-*Thescelosaurus*
I have a press-release from the N.C. Museum of Natural Science that claims
they have an excellently preserved skeleton of Thescelosaurus . I don't
have it right in front of me , but I believe it states that " eye-lashes "
(?!!!) were preserved on this specimen . Any interested parties contact me
off-line and I'll dig up the release .
BTW , it's not on display , yet, and I haven't heard anymore about it  ,
anyone with any additional info  , let me know !
Regards , 
Truett Garner