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Re: Response II

On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 04:50:40PM +0200, David Marjanovic scripsit:
> > Moreover, *T-rex* had extremely acute senses
> Hard to tell, but I don't think its senses were more acute than everything
> known today. I'd be very surprised if it had had more acute eyesight than
> the average eagle, for instance.

Larger eyes = better eyesight, no?

Tyrannosaurs had big eyes in absolute terms, larger than will fit in an
eagle head; it wouldn't surprise me if they had extremely accute vision.

Can't think of any blessed way to test this, or what the ability to see
that accutely would do for a huge carnivore.

Given the size of the nerves to the olfactory bulbs in the skull that
got CAT scanned, I'd say it's safe to say 'good sense of smell', too.

               To maintain the end is to uphold the means.