[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: theropod sunglasses?
You're right, but the Peregrin falcon, for example, uses a dark
stripe under the eye to cut down on glare. Is the sun that much more
intense, the higher up you go? The sidewinder lives in desert-like
conditions, where the sun can be blistering ( the snake is constantly
bouncing across the sand to keep from burning its belly.) And I imagine
the glare of the sun off of the sand would be pretty intense too.
- Jordan Mallon
>Received: from 188.8.131.52 by www.hotmail.com with HTTP;
> Wed, 01 Jul 1998 17:45:52 PDT
>From: "Matthew Troutman" <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
>Subject: Re: theropod sunglasses?
>Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 17:45:52 PDT
>> 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
>of use to theropods since theropods did not fly up in the air where the
>sun is more intense.
>Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com