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Veggie T-Rex (No Joke)



A Creationist book has a theory that T-Rex was a vegetarean. This is a
quote from ,"Dinosaurs, The Bible, Barney and Beyond" by Phil Phillips
(Starburst Publishers, 1994). After a discussion on whether T-Rex was a
hunter or a scavenger Phil writes,"Yet another group of scientists have
concluded that T-Rex was not a carnivore at all. They pointed to the fact
that the creatures serrated teeth are serrated along the length of the
tooth-rather across the teeth-a pattern more consistent with creatures that
strip bark,cane and smll branches from trees (rather than strip skin and
flesh from a carcass). They also point toward the shallow embedding of the
teeth in the jaw.The 7 to 11 inch long teeth are only embedded 2 inches
into the jaw. To rip through skin with lizard-like toughness, would take
considerable strength and they conjecture that the teeth of a T-Rex would
have been more likely to be pulled than engage in such a task
routinely!"p.73

Like a good creationist he doesn't give any references. Has someone,
outside the Creationist movement, seriously postulated that T-Rex was a
herbivore? Any references would be appreciated and any information that
refutes any of the above would be welcome.

Cheers,

Shaun

Shaun Cronin                 "How can something seem so plausible at the time
shaun@wavenet.com             but so idiotic in retrospect?" - Calvin