Oct 14, 2020
It’s commonly known that Tyrannosaurus carnivorous, but this is perhaps as far as most people would be prepared to go. Other than the most obvious points (the ones in its mouth for starters) though, what do we actually know about dinosaur diets and how do we know it? In this episode Dave and Iszi dive into the guts of dinosaurs and look at their teeth, jaws, stomachs and yes, coprolites are back again. From microscopic scratches on the enamel of their teeth through to the last meals that they ate, dinosaur fossils provide a surprising range of information on what they ate, and how. After digesting this gastronomic information, we are joined by Robin Ince for an aperitif of dinosaur cannibalism and egg thievery.
An old blogpost by Dave on an early herbivorous theropod he
helped to name and describe https://archosaurmusings.
One of Dave’s blogposts on the feeding behaviour of giant Mongolian tyrannosaurs:
A piece on a baby Diplodocus getting chewed up: https://archosaurmusings.
Find out more about Robin Ince here: http://robinince.com/mainpage/ and buy his books.