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Re: Pro(to)avis



Tim Williams (twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com) wrote:

<Any takers on what _Eshanosaurus_ really is?  I still suspect that it's 
theropodan rather than a sauropodomorph.>

  And there are several features that would support a theropod identity, but
not exclusively, for example Xu et al. remark on the recurved crowns which tend
to be carnivorous in nature, but as a paper in preparation would intend to
show, this morphology is not restricted to theropods, and in fact may be
primitive to saurischians, if not dinosaurs as a whole, since mild recurvature
and carnivorous features are also known in other dinosauromorphs.

  Cheers,

Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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