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DinoFest 2018 Speaker: Casey Holliday

DinoBite — 1:30 p.m.

"Sensational Skulls: How Tyrannosaurs and Crocodiles Bite so Hard"

Although they know that tyrannosaurs and crocodilians can bite really hard, scientists are just beginning to understand how exactly these animals are capable of such powerful bites. Join Dr. Holliday on a tour of the internal anatomy of the heads of these amazing animals and learn how their jaw muscles, joints, cartilages, and other tissues help make such fascinating and dangerous skulls.


Casey Holliday is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of Missouri.  He employs imaging, anatomical and engineering approaches to understand how the bones, muscles, cartilages and other tissues work together to form the heads of birds, dinosaurs, crocodilians, and reptiles. 

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