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RE: Tyrannosaur vision

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Phil Bigelow
> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 13:27:43 -0400 Jordan Mallon
> <jordan.mallon@gmail.com> writes:
> > On 8/22/05, Phil Bigelow <bigelowp@juno.com> wrote:
> >
> > > But this all assumes that T. rex did not have any fleshy
> > adornments on
> > > its snout.  Keep in mind that the nasals on T. rex are quite
> > rugose.
> > > Bone rugosity probably does not evolve without a function.
> > The tests were run on fleshed-out models, with all the rugosities
> > restored.
> Soft tissue structure is conjectural, of course.
> Curious, what type (and height) of soft tissue structure did the model
> have over its nasal bones?

Ummm... Perhaps when I posted before, I was being a bit too subtle.  Let me 
rephrase by saying, hypothetically of course, that one
might not have to wait too long to see such a paper if it had already gone 
through peer review...

On a totally unrelated note (yeah, right), you can find the following reference:

Stevens, Kent A. (in second review) Binocular vision in theropod dinosaurs. 
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, resubmitted after
minor revisions.

on http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~kent/cv/index.htm.

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