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Tag Archives: Cheeks in Dinosaurs
The various and many ways to make a “cheek,” and the various facial tissues for which we have primary (preserved remains) and secondary (inferred) evidence for, in fossil sauropsidans. (These images are CC-BY-ND-NC. Please don’t take them without permission.)
Posted in Art, Biological Comparison, Biology, Biomechanics, Paleobiology, Paleontology, Reconstruction Tagged Birds, Cheeks in Dinosaurs, Diet, Integument, Lips, Lizards and Snakes, Ornithischians, Uromastyx 7 Comments
Yesterday is Today is Tomorrow is Yesterday
Check this out! On the heels of their book, All Yesterdays, John Conway and Memo Koseman are hosting a contest for illustration much in the spirit of that book. (Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs is also hosting a contest, … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Biology, Reconstruction Tagged All Yesterdays, Cheeks in Dinosaurs, Facial Reconstruction, Lips 3 Comments
Memo Koseman Chides Me With Turtles, and Other Musings
So today, after spending a relaxing yesterday working on two unrelated projects (one of which was the subject of this comment-heavy post on my hypothesis on oviraptorid diet), Memo Koseman (or NemoRamjet, of DeviantArt, who is a fantastic artist, by … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Biological Comparison, Paleobiology, Paleontology, Reconstruction Tagged Cheeks in Dinosaurs, EPB, Lips, Turtles 9 Comments
Cheeky Commentary on Ornithischians
In my last post on the issue of recovering the probable structure of extra-oral tissues in dinosaurs, bracketed as they are between crocs and birds, but with lacertilians and other reptiles outside of that grouping, I suggested that one important … Continue reading
Posted in Biology, Biomechanics, Paleobiology, Paleontology, Reconstruction Tagged Cheeks in Dinosaurs, Lips, Teeth 13 Comments
Support for a Lipless, Cheekless Dinosaur World
First, let me set up this discussion with an image: Sure you’ve seen this one before. A cross-section through the skull of Velociraptor mongoliensis, with some extreme simplification. Red indicates gum tissue, peach indicates skin (with volume from fats), blue … Continue reading
Posted in Biological Comparison, Paleobiology, Reconstruction Tagged Cheeks in Dinosaurs, EPB, Lips, Teeth 3 Comments