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Re: Theropod eating and attacking



>If their digestive systems were anything like that of a
>crocodile they would have had no trouble digesting bones (crocs
>can ever digest hair and horn).

This is a common myth. A good argument against it is the rather large
(about 30cm diametre) fur ball coughed up by "Sweetheart", a particularly
large saltie killed in the Northern Territory in the late 1970s or early
1980s. This fur ball (mostly pig hair and bone) is displayed next to
Sweetheart's skeleton in the Northern Territory Museum. There is no real
reason to believe that croc digestive juices are any more potent than those
of other animals.

Cheers,

Paul


Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au