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Re: Peter Trusler's Leptoceratops
Great fossil material (including skulls) is known for Genyornis newtoni. I
think a skull is pictured in 'Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australiasia'
(eds Vickers-Rich, Monahaghan, Baird & Rich, 1991). Overall the head
appears a lot more slender and less kick-ass than that of it's larger,
earlier "killer-duck" cousin, Bullockornis. Trusler's reconstruction seems
pretty good to me (and is in fact based on a pair of mounted skeletal casts
of Megalania and Genyornis + nest).
>At 04:02 PM 06/04/01 +0800, Brian Choo wrote:
>>Erm...actually Megalania's target in that pic is a Genyornis, the last of
>>the mihirungs (Dromornithidae).
>In which case - through no fault of the artist - it may be inaccurate as we
>know now that at least some of the mihirungs had very un-ratite-like heads
>(see http://www.terrorvogel.de/). is the skull of Genyornis known?
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