Teeth & Claws

When it comes to dinosaurs, teeth are the windows to these prehistoric reptiles’ stomachs—and the different foods that filled them. Most dinosaurs had grinding teeth or nipping teeth for eating plants. Carnivores (meat eaters) had serrated teeth (like sharks) for killing and cutting up the prey animal. Sauropods or herbivores had rod-like teeth used to strip foliage (leaves, needles, and brush) from woody stems and trees. Omnivores, which had spike like teeth (like pteradactyls, pinosaurus, crocodiles) were used to grab prey animals (like fish, large insects etc.) then eating them whole. Duckbills had the most, up to hundreds. T. rex had the biggest teeth of all, the size of bananas! All dinosaurs could replace their teeth anytime they lost them.