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RE: Additional material on the Sinornthosaurus venom report



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Brad McFeeters
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:32 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Additional material on the Sinornthosaurus venom report
> 
> 
> On the subject of "groovy" teeth, *Orkoraptor* is partly 
> diagnosed by having grooves and furrows on its teeth.  What 
> was their most likely function?  

This assumes that these are functional rather than simply the consequences
of tooth development.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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