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Re: Re: DEFENSIVE RINGS AGAIN
On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, th81 wrote:
> >Too, in the presence of small fast carnivora like those of the upper
> >Mesozoic, undefended hatchling ceratopsians would have been topsy
> >mcnuggets if their parents simply ran away every time something Ogly
> >showed up.
> CARNIVORA?!?!? Since when did any ceratopsian have to deal with the
> Carnivora? These johnny-come-lately theropod wannabes weren't much of a
> threat in the Mesozoic...
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Maybe Thos. here thinks by "carnivora" that I mean the mammalian order
Carnivora, a Meateater-with-a-proper-name, as opposed to the generalized
"meat-eater" with a lower-case c.
I meant a meat-eater with a lower-case c, which in upper Mesozoic times
would be a theropod of some sort, rather than a cat, dog, hyaenid, etc.
If one uses a capital C here, one means a mammalian meat-eater of a
There were no such animals in the Mesozoic, but there were plenty of very
efficient carnivora, believe you me!