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Re: Tyrannosaur palate (was Complete Gogonopsians



At 04:25 PM 3/27/99 -0500, Patrick Norton wrote:

>To my question; how much is known about the palate of tyrannosaurs? Are
>there palatine, ectopterygoid, vomer, etc., bones preserved from those
>dinosaurs?

Quite a bit is known, actually, particularly in _T. rex_ itself (the others
are less well studied).  Molnar's 1991 paper in Palaeontographic A
(217:137-176) is the best description published so far.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661