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Re: And the T. Rex bell goes "dung"!

At 08:19 AM 6/19/98 -0400, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
>At 07:34 PM 6/18/98 +0100, Gautam Majumdar wrote:
>>bones were clearly crushed before swallowing. How did T.rex did that with
>>only knife like teeth ?
>Maybe because T. rex teeth are anything BUT knife-like: they are 0.5-0.7
>times (or more) wider across than long in cross-section, the serrations are
>offset, and so forth.
>On top of all this, tyrannosaurids are the only group of large bodied
>theropods known to have a substantial ossified secondary palate, good for a
>crushing surface and (as I'll argue at SVP) a nice adaptation for creatures
>that fed by torsional motions rather than vertical slicing and slashing.

   Any chance that they were not crushed before swallowing but AFTER, as in
a gizzard?

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