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Re: [Re: T-Rex chewing?]



megaraptor <megaraptor@geocities.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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
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Well, I'd assume that the bigger bones would have gone down better if the rex
broke them up some. The rest could have been crushed up in the gizzard.

Archosaur J


Jurassosaurus's Reptipage: A page devoted to the study of the reptilia

http://members.tripod.com/~jurassosauridae/index.html

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