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Re: How would Tyrannosaurus approach a Triceratops?
In a message dated 8/20/2005 9:20:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I see the reasoning, but I've just been doing some poking around
with my specs and eyeballs to work out that the only experimental
animal I have available (H.sap) has about a 90deg field of view per
eyeball, so with an optic axis oriented at 45deg to the body/ skull
axis, the actual fields of view of each eye would barely overlap.
Obviously subject to assumptions about the angular width of field of
view in T.rex, and the amount of yaw of their eyes in their sockets.
would the scleral plates constrain this? they're anchors for eye-moving
muscles, aren't they? >>
Below is a url to a dorsal view of the skull of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus
leucocephalus), a large predatory bird capable of incredibly complex aerial
maneuvers in both hunting and social modes.