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Re: The question of beaks in simplistic terms
> 1) Havin' teeth has not been shown to negate a beak.
> 2) Owing to the fact that so little preservation of such items are
> known, correlations as in claw sheath preservation yet no beak
> preservation means there was no beak, that have been stated in the
> past, are at best wild guesses that ignore differential deacy.
Okay. But does this even hold when the head feathers are preserved (which
isn't the case in any *Archaeopteryx*)?
> 3) If a beak or another form of covering is found on some animal, it
> would only clear up the issue for that particular species. It would
> not apply to all.
Depends. I'm sure that all toothless ornithomimosaurs had a beak, for
instance. *Pelecanimimus* is another problem.
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