Dinosaurs Dined on Grass

@article{Piperno2005DinosaursDO,
  title={Dinosaurs Dined on Grass},
  author={D. Piperno and H. Sues},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310},
  pages={1126 - 1128}
}
  • D. Piperno, H. Sues
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Grasses are among the most ecologically dominant flowering plants. Did the most dominant herbivores of the Mesozoic--the dinosaurs--evolve together with grasses? This question has been hard to answer, owing to the poor fossil record. In their Perspective, [Piperno and Sues][1] discuss results reported in the same issue by [ Prasad et al. ][2] in which phytoliths, the small silicate structures synthesized by many plants, found in coprolites (fossilized dinosaur dung) have been examined and… CONTINUE READING
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