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Re: Non-avian theropod "beaks"

From: "Michael Lovejoy"
> Therefore, it seems reasonable to me that the vasculature around the
> premax/max/dentary of non-avian theropods also supported keratinous
> effectively "beaks".

It's likely for some critters, but the skull may also have been covered by
skin, scales and keratinous ornaments IMHO.
I've imagined something like this:
http://dino.lm.com/images/display.php?id=586 (okay, speculation goes on :)

Cheers - Aspidel.