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Re: T.rex teeth
martz@holly.ColoState.EDU (Jeffrey Martz) writes:
>Resonses and questions concerning Achut Reddy's posting:
> How strongly rooted were T.rex teeth?
VERY strongly rooted. Almost half the length is embedded in the skull.
>> 2. I asked how he would explain the recent find where T.rex tooth mark
>> was found in a herbivore bone that had healed over, implying the
>> dinosaur had escaped and survived a T.rex attack. His answer was,
>> "it's not a T.rex tooth mark".
> Are you referring to the Denver Museum of Natural History
>Edmontosurus tail? The new mount that it is in has the tail held about 8
>feet off the ground, right around mouth level for a T.rex. The wound
>consists of a (very) roughly semicircular shape in the neural spines
>about 10 inches (?) wide and 6 inches (?) deep, where the neural spines
>are either broken off and partially healed over, or at least mangled.
>There is a spot on one spine where a hole has been punched clean
Yes, I believe this is the one.
Achut Reddy So many fossils... so little time!