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Re: Kronosauras jaws
Dann Pigdon wrote:
unlikely - it could probably seal its mouth (as with a modern croc)
Hi everyone , Im doing a sculpt of a kronosauras and I was wondering
if anyone knows if the jaws and teeth interlock? like a Crocs does or
do those front large teeth keep the middel and rear of the month some
what open when closed?
hope that makes sinces. quick replys would be greatly helpful.
I doubt there's enough 'actual' material of the jaws to tell for
certain. The Harvard mount is mostly a plaster fantasy.
There are at least three complete and numerous partial skulls in the QM
collections. Overall, the skull looks pretty similar to that of
Liopleurodon (the version reconstructed by Noe, not the WWD one). The
skull of Kronosaurus is most similar to Brachauchenius.
There's a reasonable accurate reconstruction of Dan Varner of
Brachauchenius at the Oceans of Kansas pages;
John Conway's picture is also accurate:
Also, the pictures generated by National Geographic magazine for their
Sea Monsters special are fairly accurate with respect to the skull.
There's plenty of good material in that (Harvard) mount (about 60%
just mostly covered in plaster. Nothing a CT scan couldn't fix...
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