Thursday, September 30, 2021

T-Rex a picky eater?

It’s true. T-Rex just joined the picky eaters club. Researchers in Japan recently discovered that T-Rex had nerve sensors in its jaw that allowed it to discern the tastiest parts of its food. They compare T-Rex’s complex distribution of nerves to that of today’s crocodiles and tactile-foraging birds, which have extremely keen senses.* 

What does that mean? If you didn’t taste good, T-Rex was likely to spit you out.

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*Jason Goodyer, "Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been a picky eater." Science Focus, August 24, 2021.