Bird-like characteristics of the jaws and teeth of troodontid theropods (Dinosauria, Saurischia)

  title={Bird-like characteristics of the jaws and teeth of troodontid theropods (Dinosauria, Saurischia)},
  author={Philip J. Currie},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  • P. Currie
  • Published 19 March 1987
  • Geography
  • Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
ABSTRACT The discovery of a new dentary of “Stenonychosaurus inequalis” with six germ teeth prompted a critical examination of all jaws and teeth attributed to Troodon, Stenonychosaurus, and Pectinodon. It is concluded that Troodon is the senior synonym of these genera, and that the name Troodontidae has priority over Saurornithoididae. Troodontid dentaries are unique amongst the Theropoda in that they lack interdental plates. Previous reports that Dromaeosaurus, Deinonychus, and… 

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