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comment by servusscientiae
servusscientiae  ·  1800 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Scratches on dinosaur teeth reveal their fierce, efficient eating habits

Using finite element analysis here was quite clever. I feel like it might not be the most obvious choice, but it allowed them to support their interpretation of both the feeding system as well as making the hypotheses about different feeding habits.

Does anyone know what benefits the Troodon denticles provide? From my naive perspective they seem quite...fragile.