Dinosaurs Inside and Out

Teeth and Claws

Are there any known toothless theropod dinosaurs?

Yes, there are several toothless theropod dinosaurs currently known, all from the group called the coelurosaurs. They include the ornithomimosaurs and oviraptorosaurs. Toothless dinosaurs had beaks that they used in place of teeth. In addition, some had strong jaw muscles that—when combined with short, deep skulls—could crush their prey.


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