[Tweeters] Why Don't Birds Have Teeth?
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Sun Jul 1 18:47:47 PDT 2018
I would add that weight-savings is another important reason. Hard to fly with fangs! Makes one kind of front-heavy too!
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> On Jul 1, 2018, at 13:08, Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello everyone,
> the question, why birds don't have teeth, has occupied many scientists through the years, and has generated a variety of hypotheses. But a new idea has been proposed that may explain both why birds don't have teeth and why they underwent such an explosive radiation after the extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs. The hypothesis needs more work, but it's a paradigm shift that will trigger a lot of new research.
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