[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Re: CARNIVORE FROM HERBIVORE AGAIN!



>In a message dated 95-10-26 11:02:42 EDT, martz@holly.ColoState.EDU (Jeffrey
>Martz) writes:
>
>>     No one has even proven that Archaeopteryx was munching on insects.  
>>There were a lot more filling things to catch back then, like lizards, 
>>mammals, ambhibians, maybee even fish.
>>
>>
>
>Didn't someone (Ostrom?) once suggest archaeopterygid flight feathers as
>insect traps?
>

JHO did suggest this, but only as an alternative.  Despite popular books to
the contrary, he was never a strong advocate of this diea.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661
Phone:301-405-4084