Scans Show Dinosaur Skulls Were Mostly Empty Space

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Scans Show Dinosaur Skulls Were Mostly Empty Space

Postby yukon on Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:24 am

The noggins of fierce dinosaurs like T. rex were filled with ... air.

The airy skulls would have lightened the load of the head and possibly acted as resonating chambers for communication
among some of the dinosaurs, new research reveals.

"We always knew dinosaurs had relatively small brains, so we might regard them as being airheads, and we can see that's
kind of literally true," said researcher Lawrence Witmer of Ohio University.,2933,466188,00.html

Noggins filled with air. Regard them as airheads? T Rex was a politician?

Its amazing that such large creatures had tiny brains.
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Re: Scans Show Dinosaur Skulls Were Mostly Empty Space

Postby deja vu on Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:20 pm

LONDON - British authorities say the fossilized skull of a giant sea monster has been found off England's southern coast. The fossil came from a pliosaur, a ferocious predator that lived in the oceans 150 million years ago. The skull was discovered in Dorset by a collector and measures 2.4 meters (8 feet) in length. The discovery was announced Tuesday. Scientists believe the creature would have been about 16 meters (52 feet) long.

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Re: Scans Show Dinosaur Skulls Were Mostly Empty Space

Postby smitty on Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:21 pm

Guess some of my teachers knew about this & also sometimes I was called something that indicated my head was more air then brains.

Yet in reverse I tend to call someone that does not understand things from other & myself a "Bone Head" so guess there is some thought needed in this.
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Re: Scans Show Dinosaur Skulls Were Mostly Empty Space

Postby out in space on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:56 pm

A rare dinosaur skull unveiled by University of Calgary paleontologists Thursday was literally hiding in plain sight.

Even with Prof. Darla Zelenitsky pointing out the eye socket of the massive pachyrhinosaur's skull, it still looked like just a giant chunk of rock.

And, with it being found inside the town limits of Drumheller — billed as the dinosaur capital of the world — it probably had hundreds of prehistoric enthusiasts traipsing over it for decades before anyone notice. ... story.html

Which only goes to show that you should pay more attention when your in the wilderness. You just never know when you will step on a piece of history just waiting to be found.

So how much empty space did this one have?
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Re: Scans Show Dinosaur Skulls Were Mostly Empty Space

Postby no1home on Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:08 pm

An unassuming lump found on a Sussex beach in 2004 contains the first known fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur.

The 133-million-year-old fossil belongs to a relative of Iguanodon, an iconic herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the early Cretaceous. The fossil mostly consists of an endocast—a sediment cast of the skull cavity where the dinosaur’s brain resided. ... s-science/

Not all of it, this is a rare glimpse into beautiful but dangerous creatures.

Pickled brain, why not?
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