Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

How Do We Know What Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Animals Ate?

National Museum of Natural History scientist Dr. Nick Pyenson explains how paleontologists get information about what dinosaurs and other extinct animals ate. Comparing modern to fossil dentition, he shows what types and arrangements of teeth tell you about diet. Smithsonian Institution video.

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Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
Life Science, Paleontology