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by Randy Cassingham

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Kissed Off
Dinosaurs just don’t have lips, dang it. So says Ohio University anatomist Larry Witmer. Toys and movies showing them are wrong, he argues. “We have very much a mammalized view of the world,” Witmer says. “We’re mammals, and we have cheeks, and cows and sheep and horses have cheeks. And so we see dinosaurs as being very similar to that.” However, dinosaurs were not mammals, he says, but were more similar to reptiles and birds, which don’t have cheeks or lips. (UPI) ...No wonder dinosaurs are extinct: they couldn’t drink with a straw.
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