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Re: T. rex vision
On Sun, 26 Feb 1995 Flyinggoat@aol.com wrote:
> Not because whatever hunts it only senses motion. I beleive this is a
> reptile-amphibian trait.
> applicable to other reptiles. My brother has been bitten by turtles
and salamanders in the same situation. Yes, I know salamanders are
When I was a young I used to take care of salamanders and toads. I
remember numerous occassions being bitten by the salamander ( Spotted
Salamander) but it was usually when it was kind of dark in the room.
In the area in which I grew up(Des Moines,IA) along the Des Moines River
there were numerous swamps that formed every spring.In which huge
Bullfrogs lived,anyway, I learned a trick of how to catch them during the
day, First get a piece of red cloth and attach it to a hook. You then
could 'fish' for the Bullfrogs as long as you kept it on the surface and
> If BIRDS can tell shapes apart, but REPTILES cannot, DINOSAURS are still
> up for grabs on whether or not they could distinguish shapes apart from
> motion. Do dinosaurs share the primitive characteristic of vision in
> reptiles, or the more sophisticated vision of birds? How do we know?
True, how do we know? kindof off the real question but they used a frog
to fill in the missing DNA sequences. This could explain T-rex's vision
in the movie.
Preparator,Dept. of Earth Sciences
Pacific Lutheran University
> Betty Cunningham(Flyinggoat@aol.com)
> (sclerotic rings are present in both birds and reptiles. No help there)