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Re: T rex & smell
> > For example, the size of tyrant olfactory lobes might simply be
> > allometric: it could well be that ALL large theropods wind up with
> > those suckers. Until more giant theropods are scanned (Acro,
> > Carcharodonto, etc.) and published, it will be difficult to say.
The Carcharodontosaurus endocast has been scanned and published.
Don't remember off-hand any of the details relating to the relative
sizes of the olfactory lobes, though.
Larsson, H.C.E. et al. 2000. Forebrain enlargement among nonavian
theropod dinosaurs. 20: 615-618.
And Hans Larsson's paper in Mesozoic Vertebrate Life.
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