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RE: The Triebold caenagnathid is at the Carnegie Museum

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Nick Pharris
> Quoting David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:
> > http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/carnegiesdinosaurs/oviraptorosaur.htm
> >
> > Very promising!
> >
> > The map shows it on the _eastern_ coast of the Western Interior Seaway. Is
> > that correct???
> What I want to know is, how much of that skeleton (and especially skull) is
> real, and how much imagination?

I've been able to study some casts of the actual fossils (rather than the 
reconstruction). I can say that while some parts of the
skull are indeed imagination, much of it (including at least some of the crest) 
is based on real bone. And this is not the only
specimen of this species known.

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