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Re: scapula question

On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 11:34:27 -0600 Tim Williams
<twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> writes:
> A suprascapula has been reported for the hypsilophodont-grade 
> ornithopod  _Parksosaurus_.  This element is ossified and separate from
> scapula.

Interestingly, Gilmore (1915), describing the scapula of fellow
hypsilophodont *Thescelosaurus*, comments that "the truncated and
unfinished appearance of the upper margin suggests the presence of a
cartilagenous extension of the blade upon the sides of the thorax, such
as is present in the extinct Mosasaurs and in recent lizards."


> Tim