Tag Archives: Jaws

Oviraptorid Jaw Muscles Described, Part 4


Wait, you thought we were done? This is a short post, following parts one, two and three. The above image attempts to describe lines of action for major jaw muscles and directions of force (arrows). Jaw protraction and retraction does … Continue reading

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Oviraptorid Jaw Muscles Described, Part 3


In the previous two posts (part 1 here, part 2 here), I discussed the shapes and sizes of the muscles and their origins and insertions of the oviraptorid skull. I deigned to provide the basis of the muscles mapped to … Continue reading

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The Cookie Maker


I produced this image above intended to eventually add it to my growing list of “Incredulous Teeth” series of posts, but never fully finished that. The impetus faltered and relative brevity of research on the anatomy of the taxon hampered … Continue reading

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So, What If Ornithischians Did Have “Cheeks”?


I will not go into too much detail, because I want to work on the analytical part of this more in depth. I started my inquiry into the structure of jaw anatomy in ornithischians roughly about the same time that … Continue reading

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Pegomastax and the “Echinodonts”


In my last post, I mentioned Sereno’s monster — a 225-page monograph on Heterodontosauridae — and some of its variant findings. I am especially interested in the features discussed about the “echinodonts,” a small grouping of probably plesiomorphically small, “simple-toothed” … Continue reading

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Sereno’s Monster


Dr. Paul Sereno hasn’t published much in the last few years. Apparently the reason is because he just finished a monograph on Heterodontosauridae … a real monster at 225 pages. I haven’t the time to review this yet, but there’s … Continue reading

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More Bird Jaws…


A quick post, on what I would prefer to be a “big post” day, due to focus on my oviraptorid study and other projects (but still about jaws and stuff). This one is also about jaws  — surprise! — in … Continue reading

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