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Re: Is Pteranodon more primitive than Nyctosaurus?



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Is Pteranodon more primitive than Nyctosaurus?


> > with vestigial teeth just anterior to the antorbital fenestra, as in
> dsungaripterids.
>
> Is the crunching apparatus of *Dsungaripterus* composed of teeth or of
bony
> bumps, as I've occasionally read?

The low conical crushing posterior teeth in the jaws of Dsungaripterus are
just that, teeth.

Chris


S. Christopher Bennett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences
College of Chiropractic
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT  06601
http://www.bridgeport.edu/~cbennett

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