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Re: Mononykus, Titanis, and Ground Sloths
At 04:08 AM 5/14/97 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Adam Black <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 23:15:51 -0500
>Subject: Re: Mononykus, Titanis, and Ground Sloths
I was amused to see the ground sloth carnivory article.
There actually is a good way to test it.
Stable carbon isotopes fractionate differently in carnivores and herbivores
(essentially carnivores have a double fractionation). If anybody knows of
a study on ground sloth carbon isotopes it should fairly conclusively
disprove their carnivory
David J. Froehlich Phone: 512-471-6088
Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory Fax: 512-471-5973
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The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712