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Re: Sauropod Informed (original Blood flow ?)
> T-rex teeth, biting ability, and scent receptors.
> Would I be assuming too much in guesing T-rex had poor oral hygine? Would I
> be farther off the beam to assume that a deep bite on a Hadrosaur thigh would
> go septic? Would not such a wounded dinosaur take on a 'special' scent?
> Wouldn't this wounded dino, especially if on migration, fall behind the herd
> and become much easier to dispatch?
Some gentleman whose name I can't recall suggested something similar
using Komodo Dragons as a model. Komodos have serrated teeth that trap
little putrifying peices of meat in the serrations. When it bites
something, the prey animal in question gets a terrible infection, almost
as if the komodo were actually poisionous. This guy's argument
was that the little, teeny cube shaped serrations of tyrannosaurs might have
served a similar function. It doesn't seem like such a bad suggestion
when you conider that these serrations are fairly small and CUBICAL, not