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Re: Ceratopian jaws (my last bow)
From: Ronald Orenstein <email@example.com>
> A muscle inserting at a shallow angle, though, may be particularly well
> suited to draw the lower jaw backwards against the upper jaw, something
> that might have been extremely useful if the animals needed to produce
> grinding or sawing movements to deal with whatever plants they were eating.
Ah, chewing. A good possibility. Ceratopsians *did* have an
impressive battery of grinding teeth, somewhat similar to that found
in modern ungulates.
The peace of God be with you.