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Re: T-Rex chewing?

Alien4240@aol.com wrote:

> In the April 1999 issue of National Geographic, there's a small article on
> what they beliave is a 17 inch T-Rex coprolite that "held jagged pieces of
> bone, indicating that the fearsome predaotr crushed its prey rather then
> swallowing it whole." I was wondering why crushing the meal would be
> signifacant as opposed to just swallowing it whole like most reptiles?
> Thanks.
>                                                                 ~Matt

T.rex didn't have the jaw design to chew.  The bone might have chipped off
while T.rex was feeding and it swallowed the bone fragment on accident, but
it's only an idea.