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Re: teeth vs. bone in the fossil record
Bonnie Blackwell wrote:
[lots of interesting stuff deleted]
> Therefore, since the first thing to get destroyed is the anchoring bone for
> the teeth, and because the teeth are much more durable in the weathering
> environment, you get loose teeth much more commonly in the fossil record.
Also, didn't dinosaurs have tooth shedding/replacement cycles, and therefore
would have left rather a lot of teeth per individual?