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T.rex dinosaur fancied ribs
2004-11-11 00:19:23 XinhuaEnglish
BEIJING, Nov. 11(Xinhuane United States geologist says that a kind of dinosaur scraped the meat from the ribs of its prey in much the same way a human might gnaw on a serving of barbecued ribs.(Photo: Reuters)t)-- A United States geologist says that a kind of dinosaur scraped the meat from the ribs of its prey in much the same way a human might gnaw on a serving of barbecued ribs.

Daniel Hyslop of the University of Wisconsin, Madison told a meeting of geologists that evidence shows fossilized bones collected in the American West contain puncture holes that exactly match the conical, serrated teeth of tyrannosaurus rex.

The fearsome dinosaurs are believed to use their curving, dagger-like teeth with some dexterity to remove the meat from bones before munching on them like a modern-day dog.

Herds of duck-billed Hadrosaurs and the horned Triceratops that roamed the earth 65 million years ago were likely victims of the top predator.

Meanwhile, it remains unknown if T.rex dined primarily on fresh meat or scavenged for anything, alive or dead, in its path.

(Text: CRIENGLISH.com)

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