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Fwd: Re: Oviraptoridae back & forth



I sent this to Øyvind by himself, by mistake.

--- "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 03:48:07 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Oviraptoridae back & forth
> To: "Øyvind M. PAdron" <gorgosaur@hotmail.com>
> 
> Øyvind M. Padron (gorgosaur@hotmail.com) wrote:
> 
> <what about the _Ingenia yanshini_ skull that's depicted in the National 
> Geographic Magazine
> covering gobi dinosaurs? It's too slender to look like Ingenia (after what I 
> know of the
> genus...)
> - could that one be Khaan?>
> 
>   No, though they are similar in the shape of the premaxilla. This skull is a 
> new species, as
> the
> skull of *Ingenia* (know from a braincase with frontals complete and possibly 
> partial posterior
> nasals) appears to be of "normal" porportions, as in *Conchoraptor* and 
> *Khaan*, etc.
> 
> <and do i understand correct if the O_philoceratops type is too incomplete to 
> make a "correct"
> picture of the skull?>
> 
>   For the most part, yes. The parietals are preserved, and this gives you an 
> idea of what the
> shape of the crest was like, for as in *O. mongoliensis* the slope of the 
> parietals dorsally to
> caudally is the same as the rest of the crest behind the apex ... so the 
> crest was rather
> shallow,
> but probably peaked as in other oviraptorids with crests, rather than arched 
> or rounded over the
> top. Not much else can be made from the skull regarding the crest.
> 
> 
> =====
> Jaime A. Headden
> 
>   Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making 
> leaps in the face of
> adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all learn to walk 
> soft, walk small,
> see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
> 
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