Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in unrelated plant-eating dinosaurs

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Herbivorous dinosaurs evolved many times during the 180 million-year Mesozoic era, and while they didn’t all evolve to chew, swallow, and digest their food in the same way, a few specific strategies appeared time and time again. An investigation of the skulls of 160 non-avian dinosaurs revealed the evolution of common traits in the skulls and teeth of plant-eating members of otherwise very different families of these extinct reptiles.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191205141752.htm">Science Daily</a>

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