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Incisivosaurus personal habits
Yes, another functional morphology question :)
Let's cut to the chase: What were those teeth for?
Most of the articles I've read have pointed out that this dinosaur's
buck teeth were similar to, and showed the wear patterns of, a rodent's
gnawing incisors. Okay, so what was this thing gnawing on?
What sort of trees were around in Early/Middle Cretaceous China? Can a
diet of wood support an Incisivosaurus-sized animal? Or was this thing
perhaps gnawing after wood-boring insects? Or were these incisors used
for gnawing, at all? Perhaps they were some sort of leaf-rake, like a
proportionally enlarged version of a Diplodocus's front teeth? What
other guesses can one make without the post-cranium?