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RE: Nasolacrimal crest



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> gmbra@it.net.au
>
> Thanks to all those who replied giving defintions.
> With regard to the nasolacrimal crest, does this (these) always have an
> underlying bony projection from the nasal and lacrimal bones, or can it
> (they) be simply non-bony tissue?
> thanks

As this term is used in paleo, it requires the presence of bony material.
(Otherwise we wouldn't know about them, barring lagerstatten).

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
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