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Re: theropod sunglasses?
> I am rather surprised I haven't heard this before, ( has it been
>mentioned?) but I think the big hornlets above the eyes if the large
>theropods ( Allosaurus, Carnotaurus, etc...) could have been used to
>block out the Mesozoic sun. Today's sidewinder snake has adopted
>similar protrusions above its eyes and they seem to do just fine at
>protecting the eyes from the sun. Does anyone think this is a valid
The same thing is seen in all falconiforms, but I doubt that it would be
of use to theropods since theropods did not fly up in the air where the
sun is more intense.
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