Dinosaurs: Proof that there were meat eating ones?
Is there any proof that some of the dinosaurs ate meat?
If so, show it to me please.
I know some of them had big teath, doe not make them meat eaters
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores of the Dinosaur eras were very similar to modern animals. Its easy to tell that sharp teeth on a t-rex was most likely used in the same fashion that an animal like the great white shark used their teeth, to catch, shred, and eat meat. Herbivores usually have more dull teeth to grind and mash vegetation for easier digestion (Ie. Compare the teeth of a moose or horse to those of a Brontosaurus).
It's nearly impossible to eat plants with sharp teeth and to eat meat eat meat solely with flat teeth (Imagine the time humans would have trying to eat a tough steak if all of our teeth were like molars! the front teeth make it easier to cut big portions into smallers portions for eating)
Hope this helps.
- 1 decade ago
Big teeth don't matter. The size of the teeth isn't the issue, it's the shape of them. The dinosaurs who had sharp scissorlike teeth were meat eaters. Scientists compare the teeth of dinosaurs with those of animals alive today - the meat eaters have sharp teeth to tear with - tigers, dogs, sharks, etc.
The plant eaters have flatter rounded or square teeth, like cows.
The dinosaurs that ate plants have teeth somewhat like the animals we're familiar with who eat plants. Also, planteaters have wear marks on their teeth, where the grinding of grass, for example, wears them down. Meat eaters don't have those marks.
Some dinosaurs ate meat, some ate plants.
Humans eat both and our teeth show that - we have sharp teeth in front and flat teeth in the back, so we can eat meat and plants. I don't know if there are any dinosaurs like that.
- Feeling new @ 42Lv 41 decade ago
Conicle, serrated teeth are not used for grinding plant matter during feeding. Wide flat teeth, like the molars in your mouth are used to grind plants / vegetation. There are fossil records - although I don't possess them (I don't own a museum) - of dinosaur bones with teeth marks on them. The marks are simmilar to the marks a sharp knife makes on a bone. Of course the scale is different because of the size of the teeth - and dinosaurs didn't use knives. If you have any doubt about the use of conical, serrated teeth, have a really good look at crocodile teeth and shark teeth and what they are used for.
- one10soldierLv 61 decade ago
They found those bones of Raptors in Montana they ate meat.They can tell by the sharpness of the teeth if they are for tearing vegetation or meat.
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- glassnegmanLv 51 decade ago
Not just that they had big teeth, but some Dinos had teeth that would have been capable of ripping flesh, but not capable of mashing up vegetation. In short, Dinos without molars would have had to have been Carnivores. There are, and have never been vegetarians without the means to chew.
- RED MIST!Lv 51 decade ago
In addition to the answer mentioning the fossils within fossils, there are also fossils of bone fragments and tissues in the jaws of larger fossils, lodged in the teeth.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There are fossils of small dino's in the stomachs of big ones. And I don't mean babies.