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Lips and Bills
I want to start with an apology for responding to a comment that wasn't
posted by a list member, I was aware of that rule, but was caught off guard
and assumed it had been sent to me as part of the thread.
To the business at hand...
I had taken it for granted for some time now (probably because of Predatory
Dinosaurs of the World and...gulp, forgive me, The Dinosaur Heresies), that
the foramina at the base of the tooth in theropod jaws was very firm
evidence that the animal featuring them also had lips. Becoming a little
bit more familar with the terrain now, I realize that this is by no means
If these foramina didn't nourish lips, is it probable that they were
supporting the "cornified rhamphotheca" we are talking about here? What
else would they be?