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Re: Jeholornis skull
From: "Nick Gardner" <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, AltperDino@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Jeholornis skull
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 21:52:17 -0500
I am preparing a life reconstruction of Jeholornis prima and I have
completed most of the body, but have not filled in the details on the
skull. Would it have had a keratinous covering over its snout or not? And
were the second pedal claws hyperextensible?
Jeholornis prima had teeth that have gone through a great deal of
degeneration, its upper and lower jaws are robust and well developed, this
gives to why it ate seeds. I'm not sure it had a beak, I seen a lot of
ilustrations with a grey part at the end of the snout, but I believe it
didn't, but I could be wrong. As for the second pedal claws I have no idea
all I do know that its similar to that of dromaeosaurs and troodontids, I
could only assume it did, and as for that I could be wrong aswell!
Steven's Dinosaurs: http://stevensdinosaurs1.tripod.com
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