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AW: Hyoid bones

> Dear DMLers,
> I need an info about the couple of hyoid bones. I dont know
> if, with the movement of the tongue, the hyoids follow
> partially the direction of the tongue, and then if is it
> possible that in a lateral skull recostruction the hyoids
> are visible laterally, or they remain ever under the limit
> of the mandibles?

If your dino is a male cormorant in courtship display... (see 

Whether any non-avian dinos had gular pouches that could be expanded via hyoid 
depression I do not know, but I wouldn't rule it out per se. It would 
presumably be recognizable in the ligamental attachment scars though, if not in 
the hypoid's shape.