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Re: "Bonn Scientists Simulate Dinosaur Digestion in the Lab"



This was mentioned in reference to the silicates in equisetum, the excessive 
wear they cause on teeth.

"However, many dinosaurs did not have any molars at all. They just pulled up 
their food and gulped it down." --  innovations report. 

Wouldn't silicate wear still be present on the 'front' teeth of any horsetail 
eating sauropod? Having seen the effects of armadillo shell on dog teeth, I can 
state that wear occurs very quickly (relative to sauro life spans) in that case.

Don

----- Original Message ----
From: "mkirkaldy@aol.com" <mkirkaldy@aol.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2008 10:45:46 AM
Subject: "Bonn Scientists Simulate Dinosaur Digestion in the Lab"

"Bonn 
Scientists 
Simulate 
Dinosaur 
Digestion 
in 
the 
Lab"
06.02.2008
http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/biowissenschaften_chemie/bericht-102776.html
"Scientists 
from 
the 
University 
of 
Bonn 
are 
researching 
which 
plants 
giant 
dinosaurs 
could 
have 
lived 
off 
more 
than 
100 
million 
years 
ago. 
They 
want 
to 
find 
out 
how 
the 
dinosaurs 
were 
able 
to 
become 
as 
large 
as 
they 
did. 
In 
actual 
fact 
such 
gigantic 
animals 
should 
not 
have 
existed. 
The 
results 
of 
the 
research 
have 
now 
been 
published 
in 
the 
journal 
'Proceedings 
of 
the 
Royal 
Society 
B'."

Mary


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