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Dinosaur Nostrils Get a Hole New Look

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Science  03 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5531, pp. 779
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5531.779a

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Dinosaur artists have always placed the fleshy nostril relatively high and back from the tip of the snout. But on page 850, a researcher argues, based on comparisons with the closest living relatives of dinosaurs, that the sniffers ought to be farther forward and closer to the mouth.