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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 
>idea?

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.

Matt Troutman

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