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Re: Juvenile Tarbosaurus skull indicates different feeding strategy



On Tue, May 10th, 2011 at 6:35 AM, "bh480@scn.org" <bh480@scn.org> wrote:

> Press release from SVP posted at News Wise:
> 
> Juvenile Tarbosaurus skull 
> 
> http://www.newswise.com/articles/juvenile-tarbosaurus-skull-indicates-differ
> ent-feeding-strategy?ret=/articles/list&category=science&page=1&search[statu
> s]=3&search[sort]=date+desc&search[section]=20&search[has_multimedia]=
> 
> 
> Paper will available for free Wednesday May 11.

A similar situation is seen in Great White sharks. Juveniles less than about 3m 
in length lack the 
jaw strength to tackle the marine mammals that adults prefer to target. They 
have the necessary 
teeth and jaw musculature, however the jaw 'bone' itself can't handle the 
stresses involved.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101202124556.htm
http://www.jbiomech.com/article/S0021-9290(10)00543-9/abstract


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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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