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Triceratops - Brain Cavity

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When we think about dinosaurs, we think about enormous creatures who lived eons ago.  What we know about them comes from fossilized remains which paleontologists study to learn more about these extinct animals.

In many ways, it seems logical to think that dinosaurs had large brains which fit inside their large skull cavities.  But ... that’s not necessarily the right conclusion we should draw.  It all depends on the dinosaur under discussion.

On further study, of a Triceratops (for example), we learn something quite different from analyzing its brain cavity.

This image depicts the location of a Triceratops brain cavity in situ (meaning...while the fossilized Triceratops was still at the site where it became fossilized).  


Click on the image for a better view.


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Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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