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Re: Archie skull pneumatics?
HP Mickey Mortimer wrote:
> Though the figure would give the impression of teeth in the
> holotype being merely "bony bumps", one must remember the figure is very
> small and undetailed. The paper refers to "at least twelve teeth in the
> mandible", and it is coded as having serrationless teeth with reduced
> mediolateral constriction. So even if there are teeth preserved in
> Scansoriopteryx's holotype, this would not be a morphological difference
> between the specimens.
Well, after looking at the photo again and blowing it up to about 3 times
it´s original size, there appear to be at least 5 teeth in the left lower
jaw, all very small with some space between them. As for the remaining 7,
beats me :)