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Re: In the Mesozoic, no one can hear you scream.

On 1/7/06, Andrew Simpson <deathspresso@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Though I'm not inclined to think T-Rex was pitch deaf
> it does bring up an interesting thought as far as
> Hadrosaurs are concerned. If all those crests were in
> fact designed to make big sounds, if the T-Rex was
> deaf to certain frequencies then the Hardorsaurs could
> have had an early warning system that the big preditor
> couldn't even hear.

Those hadrosaur sounds are supposed to have been fairly low-pitched, though.

Incidentally, this study only goes for *adult* _T. rex_....
Mike Keesey
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