Brainy Dinosaurs?...

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Brainy Dinosaurs?...

Post by Rockhopper on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:02 pm

A discussion on dinosaur intelligence!

Dinosaurs have a fearsome reputation for their hunting abilities but less so when it comes to their intelligence. This is partly due to the fact that many species have long been thought to have had relatively [ b]small brains[/b], their heads full of protective tissue that supposedly left little room for grey matter. But the recent discovery of the first recorded fossilised brain tissue could help challenge that image.

The fossilised brain was found by a collector on a beach near Bexhill in Sussex, England. It preserves brain tissue of a large herbivorous dinosaur similar to Iguanodon, one of the first dinosaur species to be identified. Found among rocks laid down during the early Cretaceous Period around 133m years ago, the fossil is an endocast, formed as layers of sediment gradually filled up the skull.

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Re: Brainy Dinosaurs?...

Post by Kaere on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:27 pm

I also read something recently that said they now think dinosaurs honked more like geese rather than roaring like in the movies. It made me laugh lol
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