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Re: New Chinese coelophysid (unnamed) photos



Seems we'll simply have to (to quote Tom Holtz)  "wait for the paper".

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com> wrote:
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> I agree with Mickey that the skull appears to be preserved to the tip, due to 
> the mandible's preservation (or that they are equally truncated, then 
> separated in post mortem position). However, the preservation of the material 
> (and possibly the incomplete preparation) makes assessing the morphology of 
> the snout difficult; I cannot even see a distinct margin for the external 
> naris, much less the shape of the premaxilla.
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> Cheers,
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> Jaime A. Headden
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>> Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:59:27 -0700
>> From: mickey_mortimer111@msn.com
>> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>> Subject: RE: New Chinese coelophysid (unnamed) photos
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>> Augusto Haro wrote-
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>> > It seems to me that the premaxilla is not preserved...
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>> I considered that possibility, but it seems odd that the mandible would also 
>> have its anterior end unpreserved, especially since the mandible is 
>> perpendicular to the skull.  Could be true though, and in that case I 
>> wouldn't have an issue with the specimen being coelophysoid.
>>
>> Mickey Mortimer
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