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Dinosaur found with vacuum-cleaner mouth

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by heyabbott, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer 1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - Perhaps it was one of those eureka moments, when the scientists realized they had discovered a new dinosaur with mouth parts designed to vacuum up food.


    The 110 million-year-old plant eater, discovered in the Sahara Desert, was to be unveiled Thursday by the National Geographic Society.

    Discoverer Paul Sereno named the elephant-sized animal Nigersaurus taqueti,Pamus Anderson...
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "Nigersaurus"

    Sounds like a character from a Dave Chapelle sketch ...
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Now this is natural selection. A vacuum cleaner mouth could keep a T-Rex off your ass back in 10,000 BC.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Fixed for the ID crowd.
     
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Whale sharks and Basking sharks still have those sorts of mouths.
     
  6. joe

    joe Active Member

    I thought Adam and Eve named them all. Was I wrong?
     
  7. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Fixed.
     
  8. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I thought those sharks just keep their mouths open & just swim around, letting the food just collect in the filters of their mouths. I do know that a few bony fish and a couple of turtle species have vaccuum-like jaws, though.
     
  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member


    I don't know if the T-Rex would be off your ass, but it probably wouldn't kill you.
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member



    That sounds more like a bootsasaurus.
     
  11. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member



    Evolution not at its finest.
     
  12. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    She's gone from suck to blow!
     
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