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T.rex fancied ribs


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"T.rex fancied ribs, says scientist
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Posted: 8:57 AM EST (1357 GMT)

CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) -- Tyrannosaurus rex scraped the meat from
the ribs of its prey in much the same way a human might gnaw on a
serving of barbecued ribs, a meeting of geologists was told on Tuesday.

Bite marks on fossil bones collected in the American West showed
evidence that the fearsome dinosaurs used their curving, dagger-like
teeth with some dexterity to remove the meat from bones before munching
on them like a modern-day dog, Daniel Hyslop of the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, told a Geological Society of America meeting.

Fossilized bones contain puncture holes that exactly match the conical,
serrated teeth of T.rex, Hyslop found.

Herds of duck-billed Hadrosaurs and the horned Triceratops that roamed
65 million years ago were likely victims of the top predator. It remains
unknown if T.rex dined primarily on fresh meat or scavenged for
anything, alive or dead, in its path."


Allan Edels
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