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RE: Hell Creek (long)
On Fri, 31 May 2002, Williams, Tim wrote:
> These eggshell fragments are all of the 'ornithoid' type, correct? I
> haven't read the paper - so this maybe an extremely stupid question - but
> can you rule out the possibility that these eggshells came from ratites or
> some other type of bird?
"Although there are considerable similarities...the presence of therapod
teeth and...(absence) of bird bones rule out the possibility that (they
are) avian." Also, late K ostracods described from other dino bone locals
are here as well.