One dinosaur’s chisel-like teeth made short work of palm leaves.

With teeth up to 2.5 inches long and 2 inches wide, a new species of dinosaur was recently identified in southern France.

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According to paleontologist Pascal Godefroit, of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, and his colleagues in Scientific Reports a new species of rhabdodontid, the Matheronodon provincialis, featured teeth at least twice as large as other dinos of its kind, but fewer in number.

“They operated like self-sharpening, serrated scissors,” said study co-author Koen Stein of the Free University of Brussels.

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Humans might be lacking on the chisel-tooth front, but are still able  to benefit from the health benefits of hearty greens:

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