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Re: Segnosaurs (again)
> Surely it is the number of termites ingested rather than the size of each
> individual termite that matters! Anyway, if segnosaurs were termite-eaters
> their hyoid apparatus (is it known?) might show evidence of an elongate
I guess I was being a bit flippant when I made that comment. A good
therizinosaurid skull would help resolve the issue of their eating
habits. Which brings me back to a previous question - is any skull
material known for _Therizinosaurus_ or _Alxasaurus_?
I don't know if mound-building termites existed in the Mesozoic (are
there any palaeoentomologists out there? :-)). In my opinion, ant-
eating therizinosaurids are certainly feasible. But I like the
chalicothere analogy better - that therizinosaurids used their claws
to hook branches down to within reach of the mouth.