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Re: THAT HERBIVORY THREAD AGAIN



Darren Naish wrote:

>Note also that pangolins - which today are specialized eaters of ants and
>termites - started out eating plants, and developed the clever technique of
>exploiting leafcutter trails. It's thought that they ended up getting enough
>energy from the ants to make it worthwhile eating them instead of the leaf bits
>they were carrying.
>
>DARREN NAISH

Where did this come from?  Pangolins are strictly old world, and leafcutter
(attine) ants, to my knowledge, are strictly new world.  I know pangolins
have long tongues, but surely not as long as that.....
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