Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

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Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Andrewsaurchus101 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:00 pm

So, DID Plesiosaurs and Pliosaurs have lips????

Would they need them?
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby ProjectMammoth » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:56 pm

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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Merking » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:39 am

I think they could have them, but since they live underwater, they don´t need them as much as terrestrial animals do.
So all in all, I think.....maybe?
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Acheroraptor » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:23 am

Merking wrote:I think they could have them, but since they live underwater, they don´t need them as much as terrestrial animals do.
So all in all, I think.....maybe?


Well crocodiles don't have lips and there aren't any living toothed reptiles that are fully aquatic, so I'm going to go with no. Then again, your guess is as good as mine.
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby S. moroccocanus » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:10 am

I'm going yes because crocodile teeth aren't really a good analogy because their teeth are round and their anamel is crazy thick, I believe. I'm still not 100% sure but I think lips are more likely.
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Acheroraptor » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:12 am

S. moroccocanus wrote:I'm going yes because crocodile teeth aren't really a good analogy because their teeth are round and their anamel is crazy thick, I believe. I'm still not 100% sure but I think lips are more likely.


Thing is, we have no evidence for or against as there are no fully marine toothed reptiles alive today.
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Merking » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:46 am

Acheroraptor wrote:
Merking wrote:I think they could have them, but since they live underwater, they don´t need them as much as terrestrial animals do.
So all in all, I think.....maybe?


Well crocodiles don't have lips and there aren't any living toothed reptiles that are fully aquatic, so I'm going to go with no. Then again, your guess is as good as mine.

I mean, I did come to the conclusion that I am unsure.

Also, we have sea turtles and sea snakes, albeit those aren´t that related to most mesozoic marine reptiles.
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Acheroraptor » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:19 am

Merking wrote:
Acheroraptor wrote:
Merking wrote:I think they could have them, but since they live underwater, they don´t need them as much as terrestrial animals do.
So all in all, I think.....maybe?


Well crocodiles don't have lips and there aren't any living toothed reptiles that are fully aquatic, so I'm going to go with no. Then again, your guess is as good as mine.

I mean, I did come to the conclusion that I am unsure.

Also, we have sea turtles and sea snakes, albeit those aren´t that related to most mesozoic marine reptiles.


They don't have teeth like prehistoric marine reptiles, though.
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby S. moroccocanus » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:20 am

Wait, aren't turtles archosauromorphs like sarcogopterians? Would that make turtles the best analogues?
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Re: Lips on Plesiosaurs and Pilosaurs

Postby Acheroraptor » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:22 am

S. moroccocanus wrote:Wait, aren't turtles archosauromorphs like sarcogopterians? Would that make turtles the best analogues?


Except for, you know, the whole NOT HAVING TEETH!
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