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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 <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Venom in Sinornithosaurus
> To: dannj@alphalink.com.au
> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> 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
> 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...
>