[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Tyrannosaur vision
On 8/22/05, Phil Bigelow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But this all assumes that T. rex did not have any fleshy adornments on
> its snout. Keep in mind that the nasals on T. rex are quite rugose.
> Bone rugosity probably does not evolve without a function.
The tests were run on fleshed-out models, with all the rugosities restored.
> Did Stevens also run his laser/Plexiglass test on skulls of extant
> diapsids? To show that his light sabre technique correlates well with
> known field of views of living animals?
Not that I remember reading in the Earth article. I remember mention
was made of human and cat FOVs, though. The dino taxa tested, as far
as I can remember, were: Tyrannosaurus, Nanotyrannus, and
Carcharodontosaurus. There may have been a few more, but I can't
remember which. Maybe Mickey can fill us in as I don't have the
BScH, Carleton University
Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeoecology
Paleoart website: http://www.geocities.com/paleoportfolio/
MSN Messenger: email@example.com