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Re: T.rex was a "chicken"

On Sun, Aug 9th, 2009 at 6:28 AM, B tH <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com> 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 
incidental consumption.

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.


Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj