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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.