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Re: Theropod wattles

There's also a report of Tarbosaurus with a throat pouch or wattle.

Mickey Mortimer

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To: david.marjanovic@gmx.at, dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Theropod wattles
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:45:28 -0400

Hasn't the soft tissue preservation on Pelicanimimus has been interpretted alternately as a neck pouch or wattle? It was also described as naked, although I think a strong case has been made that it is actually preserved muscle tissue (thich would tend to back up the idea that it's a pouch).

Scott Hartman
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From: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: Theropod wattles

Curious question re wattles--have any skin impressions been noted 
that might indicate a wattle for a theropod? 
No, but that doesn't mean anything. Skin impressions are simply extremely rare.  

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