Reptile’s chewing habits raise doubts about reptile-mammal differences
|June 8, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
From “Iconic New Zealand Reptile Shows Chewing Is Not Just for Mammals” (ScienceDaily, May 29, 2012), we learn,
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 slice its food like a “steak knife.” The tuatara’s complex chewing technique raises doubts about the supposed link between chewing and high metabolism in mammals.
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Incidentally, in this case, the computer model is not an attempt to bypass reality:
“It allows us to investigate movements within skulls that would be impossible to monitor in a live animal without using harmful X-rays which is not an option for protected species like the tuatara.”