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Duck-Bill Dinosaur Would Have Been a Dentist’s Dream

August 22, 2016
by The Mississauga News

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) researchers have gained new insight into hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs.

The creatures have been on the radar for more than a century and a half, but their peculiar dental structure wasn’t entirely understood, a UTM news release notes.

That is, until recently, when Aaron LeBlanc, UTM PhD candidate in the department of biology, and his supervisor, professor Robert Reisz, learned more about the extinct animal’s teeth by examining the spaces between them under a powerful microscope.

The Aug. 15 release notes that these creatures had “several parallel stacks of six or more teeth” used to “grind and shear” plants.

To view the full story, please visit: http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/6817307-duck-bill-dinosaur-dental-discovery-utm-researchers-hypothesize-how-hadrosaur-teeth-worked/