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Re: theropod tongues
> From: Archosaur@aol.com
> In the Lost World the tyrannosaur laps out of the swimming pool with a pink,
> very mammalian looking tongue. My birds sure don't drink like that!! What
> do we know about how theropods would have gotten liquids into their systems??
But then of course Tyrannosaurs probably didn't have beaks either.
Dinosaurs and birds are related (or dinosaurs are birds or birds are
dinosaurs or dinobirds are . . .) but can we really say that a two
ounce dinobird should dictate the reconstruction of a five ton
I personally think that, with nothing but it's head to poke around
with, a tyrannosaurid would probably benefit from a long tongue in
low-risk poking-around situations. Then again, I won't be chased in
JP3 . . .
I'm not interested in how dinosaurs lived
I'm just glad they're dead
Jack Horner as quoted by Dan Quayle