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Re: News story: Did We Get Dinosaurs' Noses Wrong? OPINION
In the National Science Foundation's news release (Link kindly provided
by Dan Varner. See below.), we see the "new" T. rex with tiny nostrils
right up front. It seems to me that if the nostrils were actually that far
forward (and they may have been), they surely might have been substantially
larger than shown in the illustration. Why? Because whether this animal
were biting into living animals or just into carcasses, it seems to me that
such tiny nostrils placed that far forward might easily have become filled
with blood (or something else, like intestinal contents) or even gradually
closed when air passing across blood in the nostrils clots it.
I may be way out in left field thinking that way, but would be
interested in reading comments on this idea by list members.
"You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles." --
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Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: News story: Did We Get Dinosaurs' Noses Wrong?
Here's a brief article with illustrations: