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Dinosaur Adaptations

presentation showing how dinosaurs have evolved to fit in with their environment.

alister kelly

on 8 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Dinosaur Adaptations Triceratops was a large herbivore with three horns on it's head and a large frill on the back of it's head. Triceratops Tyrannosaurus Rex was the largest of all land dwelling carnivores, measuring up to four meters tall. Tyrannosaurus Rex Diplodocus Triceratops evolved sharp horns for fighting other triceratops and for warding off predators. Horns Triceratops developed a tusk near to the nose used for digging up roots and vegetation. Tusk Triceratops developed a large frilled neck to protect it's neck in a fight. Frilled Neck Triceratops developed a deep and narrow beak, this helped to pluck the leaves off plants and could grip better than teeth. Beak The T.rex developed long sharp teeth that curve backwards into the mouth so that once bitten pray could not escape. Teeth The T.rex had eyes that faced mainly forwards, this gave it very good binocular vision. Eyes The T.rex developed an extremely good sense of smell, this meant that it could smell a carcase from great distances. Nose The T.rex had extremely small arms in comparison to it's body , but were surprisingly strong. scientists believe they were used for getting up out of a resting position or to hold prey while it was being killed by it's enormous jaws. Arms
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