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Re: Venom in Sinornithosaurus
Everyone who has examined the type skull-including the authors of the new
paper-admit that the roots are largely exposed. From my observation, the
longest tooth is just about out of its socket.
But of course, a CT scan would help confirm that.
Augusto Haro wrote:
> Anyway, I think that if we consider dubious whether the roots are
> exposed or not, I suppose CT scanning may help settling the question
> (whether or not the alveoli are partially empty, as most suppose). It
> may lead to some short communication I guess, perhaps including a
> reestudy of the presumed recess for the gland, which has been
> considered by some as an artifact...
> Perhaps somebody may be arranging things to do this by now...
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