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Re: Bigness (was BINTURONG DIET..)



> Indeed plant eaters must have had to inhale the 

> stuff by the ton to get enough nutrients to 

> survive - is that why sauropods are so big?

Seems like bigness can be an adaptation to seasonality or  
periodicity in food supply--for herbivores or carnivores. (And  
hibernation-type behaviors are another way to cope with this  
situation.)

Kata McCarville
Colorado School of Mines