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Re: snout to beak



    Finally, beaks are apparently pretty easy structures to evolve, they
appear independantly in multiple groups of dinosaurs, synapsids, etc.

To whit:

Lee, M.S.Y. 1997. The evolution of beaks in reptiles: a proposed evolutionary constraint. _Evolutionary Theory_ 11:249-254.

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