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Duck-billed Dinosaurs Had Plant-pulverizing Teeth More Advanced Than Horses


October 5, 2012

the horse-like chewing surface A team of paleontologists and engineers has found that duck-billed dinosaurs had an amazing capacity to chew tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of cows, horses and other well-known modern grazers. Their study, which is published today in the journal Science, is the first to recover material properties from fossilized teeth. Full Story

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American Museum of Natural History

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