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Call of the Dino

What dinosaurs really sounded like.

RELATED TAGS: DINOSAURS
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Let’s get this straight: Dinosaurs did not roar. Their anatomy just wasn’t built for it. But these beloved beasts of the Mesozoic weren’t mute, either. A June study in Evolution looked at the anatomy and sound repertoire of birds and crocodilians, the nearest living relatives of extinct dinosaurs. Verdict: Dinosaurs probably made mostly closed-mouth vocalizations, like crocodilians today. Think that’s not as impressive? Take it from study co-author Julia Clarke, a pa...
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