Tag Archives: Rhamphotheca

The Beak is NOT a Lie


The turtles and birds are the only living archosaurian animals today with a “beak,” a keratinized rhamphotheca covering the margins of the jaw [n1]. These features are associated with a lack of teeth, which has caused a question of correlation: … Continue reading

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Turtle Beaks And Dinosaurs


It’s interesting to note that that beaks of animals come in all sorts of strange shapes, including hooks and serrations. Sometimes, none of this matches the underlying bone structure.

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