TLS08E07 Chewing Triceratops with Ali Nabavizadeh

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Dinosaur jaws and feeding with Ali Nabavizadeh

We started with theropod feeding but what about the herbivores? This week we’re joined by Ali Nabavizadeh who specialises in the jaws and teeth of the ornithischian dinosaurs and how these work and how this plays into their feeding ecology. This gives Dave ample opportunity to ask vexing questions about their jaws and elicit the same response he gives whenever asked about T. rex being a scavenger, but it does mean that Ali talks about how the hadrosaur dental battery works, how similar they are to ceratopsians and whether or not these animals have cheeks.

Links:

Ali on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vert_Anatomist

Ali’s webpages: https://www.vet.upenn.edu/people/faculty-clinician-search/aliNabavizadeh

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