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Re: Venom in Sinornithosaurus
Well, is it dubious? Gong et al. state that the roots ARE exposed;
"Interestingly, much of the effective erupted length of the teeth is composed
of the tooth root"
But I agree with you about a CT scan.
--- On Thu, 12/24/09, Augusto Haro <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Augusto Haro <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Venom in Sinornithosaurus
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Date: Thursday, December 24, 2009, 4:14 AM
> Anyway, I think that if we consider
> dubious whether the roots are
> exposed or not, I suppose CT scanning may help settling the
> (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
> considered by some as an artifact...
> Perhaps somebody may be arranging things to do this by