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RE: Dinosaur Revolution Review
I'm not so sure the large first pair of premaxillary teeth in *Incisivosaurus
gauthieri* are display structures. It's possible, but with the exception of
some marine mammals, teeth for display is pretty nigh non-existent, and these
teeth are relatively small in comparison.
Jaime A. Headden
The Bite Stuff (site v2)
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion
> Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 02:50:46 +0000
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Subject: RE: Dinosaur Revolution Review
> > Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:11:54 +1000
> > From: email@example.com
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Dinosaur Revolution Review
> > Anthony Docimo <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > I don't know... you say it yourself: they're different kinds of feathers,
> > > so it would be like comparing walrus whiskers to llama fur. ;)
> > No, because it demonstrates that maniraptorans used their filamentous
> > integument (feathers and their homologs) for display purposes,
> so do porcupines and skunks.
> *sigh* I give up.
> > > Aside from perhaps _Incisasaurus_, what maniraptors used their teeth as
> > > display structures?
> > I think you've profoundly misunderstood David's point here.
> initially, I was replying to a statement about display structures.