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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View a reconstruction of its portrait by Lukas Panzarin on ScienceNews.org: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-dinosaur-sported-curious-set-chompers
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.
Humans might be lacking on the chisel-tooth front, but are still able to benefit from the health benefits of hearty greens:
Find out more about the Matheronodon provincialis: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2017/10/26/what-unusual-teeth-you-have-cute-plant-eating-dinosaur-had-huge-choppers/799656001/