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RE: Raptor Red and Heyday Of The Giants
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> David Marjanovic
> > To quote from the piece: "Curiously out of place are the unnamed
> > diplodocid
> > (at least Bakker now
> > recognizes that they did make it into the Cretaceous),"
This is a reference to comments in Dinosaur Heresies that diplodocoids
("tripodal sauropods") died out at the Jurassic.
> Another quote:
> "Bakker is apparently unaware (or chooses to ignore) the abundant evidence
> that ammonoids did not have muscular tentacles nor a biting mouth, but
> instead a fringe of small tentacles and an aptychus for filtration and
> I have no idea about the tentacles. But ammonoids did have upper jaws. The
> paleontologist-in-chief of the museum here is one of the people who have
> found some, starting a few years ago.
Jaws, yes. But not a "biting mouth", or certainly not a strongly biting mouth
a la Nautilus and coleoids.
Please note, though: that review is TEN YEARS OLD!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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