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Re: "Hypsilophodontidae" et al

Mickey Mortimer (mickey_mortimer111@msn.com) wrote:

<Zephyrosaurus is just known from a partial skull, mandible fragment, and
vertebral peices.>

  There is a another partial skeleton including most of the vertebrae,
ribs, and most of the limb bones and another skull, located in the MOR
collections, but this is undescribed as yet.

<Othnielia has been described in various places, though no skull is

  A skull is not possessed in any museum, but the type skeleton
purportedly had a skull. When the specimen was first identified in the
field, it was both the skull and postcrania, but could not be collected.
When the team returned to the skeleton after a season, the skull was
missing, and they could only collect the postcrania. There's a real thirst
for skulls (I don't know why as hypsie postcrania is so much more
interesting) of dinosaurs. Another purported *Othneilia* skull is
apparently out there, but I've only seen a cast of it, and it's all
crushed and mixed up.


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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