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Re: T.rex fancied ribs



On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Allan Edels wrote:
> http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/11/10/science.dinosaur.reut/index.h
> tml 
> 
> Here's the article:
> 
> "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.

So, that's what those little arms were for - holding ribs up so it could
slurp meat off of them.
 
> 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."