News Release 10-134 - Video
Animation of Pakasuchus kapilimai skull and dentition.
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Using a medical scanning technology called X-ray computed tomography, the researchers were able to create detailed digital images of the Pakasuchus teeth accurate to 45 micrometers (millionths of a meter). Because the images were digital, they were ideal for animation, enabling the researchers to observe how the teeth fit with one another and estimate how the jaw may have moved.
Credit: Patrick M. O'Connor, Ohio University