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Re: Ceratopian jaws (my last bow)



In a message dated 96-12-17 14:24:03 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.NCR.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

> Ah, chewing.  A good possibility.  Ceratopsians *did* have an
> impressive battery of grinding teeth, somewhat similar to that found
> in modern ungulates. 

I wouldn't call them "grinding" teeth: they are in vertical batteries that,
taken all together, become serrated >slicing< blades. Plants were processed
by being sliced up repeatedly rather than by being ground up between
flattened crushing surfaces.