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Re: Darwin's young dead pet from Messel



Mary wrote:

> And why is the mouth agape?
> http://www.latimes.com/la-sci-primate20-2009may20,0,7804244.story

To show off the teeth? Except that, in this particular drawing, the teeth
are only roughly indicated... so... maybe to show that there are no
enlarged canines. (Are the canines of the fossil, in fact, small? I can't
tell from the news photos.)

-- Donna Braginetz