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Noses and carnivore "grubbing"

In a message dated 8/2/01 4:13:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
diverben@yahoo.com writes:

III (Confusion, and More Questions):  but, all these
mammals have their nostrils at the very tip of the
snout as well!  And they all get messy during attack
and carcass grubbing.  

This same (along with the juvenile cf _Sinosauropteryx_ specimen) makes me
skeptical that non-avian feathered theropods would have had unfeathered
snouts:  all mammalian carnivores have fully furred snouts.

--Nick P.