CT SCAN & DINOSAURS' EATING HABITS
"Large herbivores like Diplodocus got through enormous amounts of plants, their exact eating habits have remained unknown. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum created a 3D model of a complete Diplodocus skull using data from a CT scan. This model was then biomechanically analysed to test three feeding behaviours using finite element analysis (FEA). Diplodocus' skull, with its long snout and protruding peg-like teeth restricted to the very front of its mouth, was perfectly adapted to strip leaves from tree branches."
CT SCAN & DINOSAURS' EATING HABITS Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, July 21, 2012 Rating: