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Tuatara teeth ‘saw’ food apart

John Kerr posted in on May 31st, 2012.

The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet – challenging the widespread perception that complex chewing ability is closely linked to high metabolism. Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists from UCL and the University of Hull demonstrate how the tuatara is able to […]

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