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Tango0112 Jun 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

…Megalosaurus, World's First Scientifically-Described Dinosaur.

"The world-famous Megalosaurus jawbone, collected over 200 years ago in a quarry near the village of Stonesfield in Oxfordshire, UK, is housed at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Using the X-Ray Computed Tomography (XCT) and specialist 3D analysis software, Professor Mark Williams of the University of Warwick and co-authors took more than 3,000 X-ray images of the jawbone, creating a digital 3D image of the specimen.

In an unprecedented level of analysis, they were able to see inside the jawbone for the first time, tracing the roots of teeth and the extent of different repairs…"

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