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Re: Teeth



>Please, can anyone tell me which are the anatomical differences among
>the teeth of crocodyles and dinosaurs?
>Are there information about it?


Crocodile teeth are attached to these long flat things with four legs and a
long tail while dinosaur teeth are attached to dinosaurs. On a more
practical note:

Crocodile teeth are invariably simple cones or some variant of this form.
They can be compressed and serrated, looking very similar to some theropod
dinosaur teeth and they can also be multi-cusped resembling some early
mammals, but these two forms are relatively rare.

Dinosaur teeth are more diverse in form including blade-like theropod
teeth, spoon-like sauropod teeth and leaf-like ornithischian teeth. There
is a huge variety within this basic range of forms.

Cheers,

Paul


Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au