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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

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


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