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"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: 5

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