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Re: option re pachy head banging




On Thu, 20 Jul 1995, Cindy Johnson wrote:

>   Hello, I have a question about the head banging of pachys. 
> Has anyone considered that head banging may have been used for the dreary 
> occupation of food gathering? Please allow me a little leaway here as I am 
> not a professional in this area. Perhaps the pachys bonked into trees like 
> coconuts, or other fruit trees as a way of foraging.
> 
> PS Have you ever noticed that in books plant eating dinos eat leaves and none 
> are mentioned eating fruit??? 
> 
Most of the plants from the time of dinosaurs are conifers and ferns, 
some seed bearing pods and early angiosperm (flowering plants) appear 
later in the Cretaceous.  I suspect that fruits were not that common of a 
food source.

---John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)