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RE: Ther[i]zinosaurs - beaked or padded?
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Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:37:30 +0000
hotmail was playing with this and didn't send it; sorry.
> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:26:05 -0700
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> I'm not sure what you mean by "in principle." In this case, a "pad"
> (presumably a cornified pad) versus a keratinous rhamphotheca have
> differentiable osteological/histological/superficial correlates in various
> mammalian, avian, and crocodilian taxa, and are contiguous across most of
> these taxa. This allows us to extrapolate data on how to determine the
> nature, form, and extent of any tissue covering for the snouts of
> therizinosauroids, ornithomimosaurs or (my faves, of course) oviraptorosaurs.
> But the point here is that in principle, the suggestion would require a
> detailed analysis to answer, and so simply saying "yes" would be enormously
In similarly specific terms, I'm not talking about the snout.... Just the
inside of the front of the mouth.
and I was aiming for a rough idea, as this is for a birthday present I'm
writing (and am doubtful i can illustrate)
I thank you both.