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Re: On the Issue of Beaks in Avepectorans (Long)
> Kris Kripchak (MariusRomanus@aol.com) wrote:
> <(But remember Jaime, that Larsus, [...]>
> The common gull genus (and I assume the taxon to which the mandbile
> belonged) is *Larus* sp., not "Larsus".
Well, when we are already talking about typos, you shifted the y from
Apterygiformes to Strigiformes:
> In anseriforms and apterigiforms, [...] strygiforms and
> caprimulgiforms+apodiforms (sensu lato), coraciiforms, etc.).
I could also mention that Coraciiformes and Caprimulgiformes are being
destroyed, as HP Darren Naish has mentioned.
On another note, some post has implied that I think that the alternative
to a beak are feathered gums. I prefer feathered lips, though this way
we're getting into the discussion if any dinosaurs had lips...
Of course the fact that feathers extend to the dorsal end of the pmx in
*Eoenantiornis* doesn't show that the very tip of the snout was also
feathered. But, taking into account that the lack of anything at the tip
of the snout could be an artifact of preparation (guessed it, I haven't
seen the fossil, or a good photo), I don't think it shows the opposite
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