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Re: Venomous archosaurs
In a message dated 3/9/00 11:58:46 PM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com
> Sues, H.-D. 1996. A reptilian tooth with apparent
> venom canals from the Chinle Group (Upper Triassic)
> of Arizona. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(3):571-572.
> Relevant quote:
> "As _Uatchitodon_ is currently known only from isolated
> teeth, its phylogenetic relationships remain
> unresolved. Close similarities to the teeth of many
> carnivorous archosauromorph reptiles possibly indicate
> affinities to that group."
I'm sorry, but this sounds just a little too good (Uatchitodon = "Watch
it!"-odon). Next you'll be telling me it was published in the April 1 issue
(remember the antarctic penguin-eating mole rat in _Discover_? That one had
me going for a while).