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RE: pterosaur nostrils
>>Normally I would agree that the nostrils should be well forward in the bony
Oh nuts---most of the other stuff I've been hearing puts the fleshy nostrils
toward the back of the nares (near the eyes, that is). Although I may have
misunderstood HP Holtz.
>>But in the birds with really big bony nares most like those of
pterosaurs, cranes, the nostrils are set pretty much in the middle<<
Azhdarchids? (I realize nostrils probably varied among pterosaurs, so I should
clarify that I am wondering about azhdarchids, specificially)
can see right through them from side to side. Pretty cool.
That _is_ cool, and it always strikes me as weird when I see a close up of a
crane or vulture head. Might non-avian dinosaurs have had similar nostrils?