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Re: Ther[i]zinosaurs - beaked or padded?



 I'm watching _Prehistoric Monsters Revealed_ and the artist
 reconstructing _Ther[i]zinosaurus_ [...] says that it is believed
 that because there are no teeth in the front that paleontologists
 believe _Ther[i]zinosaur[u[s_ had a beak.

 Could _Ther[i]zinosaur[u]s_ have had a pad inside the mouth like camels
 and llamas do?

In principle, yes, but the skull of *Therizinosaurus* is unknown, and *Erlikosaurus* had an ordinary beak like *Iguanodon*. That's not what artiodactyl skulls look like.