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Re: Hadrosaur beaks and tails
I was going to take a trip to LACM soon, but I hear many displays are
down. If I get to go into the collections I'll get some pics.
I have been bitten by ostriches, and the keratin itself -at least on
THAT ratite was not very jagged. It felt like a clipboard snapping
down on my fingers. The edges of hadrosaur beaks do show some uneven
jagged edges, and I think the real life keratin would have been fairly
ragged and sharp from cropping and stripping. Just given the size of
one of their head a bite would have been nasty.
Wonder if Leondardo has a beak.
On Oct 16, 2009, at 2:04 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Shere Khan junior wrote:
I was wondering what the beaks of hadrosaurs were
like when the animals were alive. I understand
they were made of keratin, but what was the
The Los Angeles County Museum has a flippin' FANTASTIC Edmontosaurus
with some of the keratin shape preserved. Have they EVER published
pictures of it??? When I was there some years ago it was displayed
dark corner which made picture taking difficult. Are there any good
available on the web or in books... or are they still keeping it a
(for some unfathomable reason)?
-- Donna Braginetz