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Re: T.rex was a "chicken"
On Sun, Aug 9th, 2009 at 6:28 AM, B tH <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That news article seems to be at odds with the
> post from the other day about the paper stating bone was NOT in the diet ... ?
I believe that paper dealt with *deliberate* bone consumption, rather than
Swallowing small bones whole (along with the flesh) requires nothing but
chemical processing in
the gut. Grinding up or splintering large bones (usually without any
accompanying flesh) requires a
whole suite of dental equipment that the vast majority of dinosaurs lacked. It
seems that gnawing
on bones is a very mammalian thing to do.
GIS / Archaeologist Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj