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Re: Dinosaur Diet -- was Re: CRETACEOUS VARANIDS



On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, T. Mike Keesey wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> > On the other hand, omnivory or herbivory has been suggested for
> > therizinosauroids, oviraptorosaurs, ornithomimosaurs, and troodontids among
> > the non-avian theropods, and omnivory for basal sauropodomorphs
> > ("prosauropods") and ceratopsians among the traditional "herbivores".  We
> > could discuss the various evidence used to support these hypotheses, if you
> > wish.
> 
> I've heard about all of these except for ceratopsians. Since when are
> ceratopsians possible omnivores? I guess the beak could do some serious
> damage ... but what evidence is there?

Scavenging, as opposed to actively hunting? That still qualifies as an
omnivore.

rich