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RE: JFC-ceratosaurus battling allosaurus

The teeth of the two predators was probably about the same as the same body 
size. Tooth slipping may account for the implied greater tooth length in the 
fewer *Ceratosaurus* skulls known than for *Allosaurus*. It is unlikely, I 
think, that the maxillary dentition would have exceeded the depth of the 
mandible when the jaw closed, and this goes for *Lythronax* as well, contra 
virtually all reconstructions to date.


  Jaime A. Headden
  The Bite Stuff (site v2)

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 

> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:31:54 -0800
> From: hammeris1@att.net
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: JFC-ceratosaurus battling allosaurus
> While the "victory" of allosaurus is predictable, wouldn't the long teeth of 
> the ceratosaur bite on the backbone of the allosaurus have made it a mortal 
> wound, eventually?