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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Hammer
> So, Daspletosaurus actually had larger teeth than T. Rex?
> Was this just an isolated specimen or does the average size
> of the largest teeth actually run bigger than Rex's?
I don't know what this statement was in refernce to.
However, no: the largest T. rex teeth are absolutely larger than the largest
> What about the Carcharodontosauridae teeth size - what is the
> current possible reasoning that these somewhat larger
> carnivores have smaller and sharklike teeth compared to the
Because carcharodontosaurids simply retained the ancestral condition rather
than evolving a new state. Different strokes (or bites) for different folks.
> Could they have punched through bone or were
> they more restricted to flesh?
Most likely the latter, as argued in (among others) my chapter in the T. rex
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