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RE: Psittacosaurus bristle article in Naturwissenschaften online

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From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
Steve Brusatte
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 6:34 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Psittacosaurus bristle article in Naturwissenschaften online

On Thu, 18 Jul 2002 16:30:05
 bh480 wrote:

Yeah, the link doesn't work for me either, since I'm not a subscriber.  But,
nonetheless, it's nice to see this paper published.  I'm curious: is the
psittacosaurid referred to as _Psittacosaurus_ sp., or has it been assigned
to a species?

And, is it discussed how these filaments might parallel the series of
ossified tendons seen in the tail?  I'm certainly not suggesting that they
are ossified tendons, but I find it interesting that in some
_Psittacosaurus_ species said tendons only extend along the proximal half of
the tail.  Likely coincidence, but perhaps there is a functional correlate??


How many described Psittacosaurus specimens have the ossified tendons? I
don't recall seeing any 'Liaoning' specimens with them. Sure small patches
of skin impressions, but not the tendons. Glad to see the paper is finally
out though.

Tracy L. Ford
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