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Re: Eagle eyes
Chris Brochu wrote (3/22/00; 8:47am):
>Palpebrals are present nearly universally among crocodylians (and have a
distribution among crocodyliforms). In general, the more robust the snout,
larger the palpebral - and in very blunt-snouted forms (Paleosuchus,
few fossils), the palpebral forms from multiple ossifications.
No one really knows what they do, but there is a general correlation between
palpebral size and snout shape.<
But this does not seem to be true for dinosaurs. However, just speaking off
the top of my head (try to visualize that!), it seems that most
well-palpebraled herbivorous dinosaurs have among the narrower snouts. Are
there any theropods or sauropods with palpebrals?