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Re: Darwin's young dead pet from Messel

On Tue, May 26th, 2009 at 5:57 AM, quailspg@frii.com wrote:

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

No. The mouth is open because all prehistoric animals ran about with their 
mouths wide open all 
the time, endlessly vocalising loudly. You just have to watch TV shows with 
beasties, or see life reconstructions of theropods, to know that. ;)


Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj