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Dinosaur teeth are among the most plentiful fossil finds, and paleontologists have been able to learn a lot from them. In fact, the discovery of iguanodon teeth in 1822 is said to have been the catalyst of dinosaur study in the Western world. The size and shape of a dinosaur tooth tells scientists what type of animal they are looking at, which order of dinosaur the animal belonged to, and what the animal ate. For example, many herbivores, or vegetation-eating animals, had triangular teeth that were designed for cutting or slicing plant life. Meat-eaters like the tyrannosaurus had teeth that were long, curved, and sharp; one edge of their teeth was typically serrated like a modern steak knife to help the animal tear up meat.