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'Surprising differences' found in how plant-eating dinosaurs ate their food

Thursday, 05 January 2023
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Scientists have found there were 'surprising differences' in the way herbivorous dinosaurs consumed a diet of plants, an advance that reveals more on how feeding evolved in the prehistoric reptiles.Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK used CT scans of dinosaur skulls to track the evolution of early plant-eating dinosaurs reconstructing jaw muscles and measuring the animals' bite force.While previous studies have shown how different dinosaurs consumed their food, relatively little is known about how they evolved their preferred eating styles.