Some Dinos Dined on Grass
Evidence taken from fossilized dinosaur poop shows that some of these reptiles ate grass.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 23, 2005
When dinosaur poop is preserved, it's like a time capsule. The fossilized lumps contain clues about what the reptiles were eating long ago.
Recent analyses of fossilized dino droppings unearthed in India have turned up at least five types of grasses. The discovery is thrilling to paleontologists because it's the first evidence that some dinosaurs actually ate grass. The remains also suggest that grass had evolved into different types much earlier than scientists had thought.
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