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Duck-billed Dinosaurs Had Complex Grinding Teeth
2012-10-05 05:34:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that duck-billed dinosaurs had an amazing capacity to chew tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of modern grazers. The study, published in Science, is the first to recover material properties from fossilized teeth. The dinosaurs, also known as hadrosaurids, were the dominant plant-eaters during the Late Cretaceous — about 85 million years ago — in the areas now known...

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2009-06-30 15:10:00

A new study suggests that a hadrosaur's jaw wasn't hinged in the same way as modern people and animals, answering a question that researchers have long wondered about how these ancient animals handled food. The researchers reported in Tuesday's edition of Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences that the study focused on scratch marks on hadrosaur teeth. "For millions of years, until their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous, duckbilled dinosaurs "” or hadrosaurs "”...


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