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Re: birds/dino-birds with teeth
From: John Conway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Date: Thursday, May 02, 2002 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: birds/dino-birds with teeth
>Weight saving? How much do teeth weigh?
>How about aerodynamic reasons? Having no lips, bird teeth would (very
>slightly) increase drag. This might go for toothless pterosaurs too. :-)
>Or, isn't it more likely to be diet related? Many non-flying - and
>sometimes heavy - animals have lost their teeth through evolution.
.....maybe. Perhaps they were adapting to "prying-out" insects from crevices
in the bark???