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Re: T.rex and elephants
Jonathon Woolf wrote:
> MHO is "sometimes one, sometimes the other, and sometimes a mixture of
> both." I doubt that giraffes would have evolved that long neck if they
> weren't high browsers to start with, and I doubt that bison would have
> developed the permanent downward arch to the neck if they weren't
> grazers to start with. OTOH, I also doubt that you could make a high
> browser out of a rhino or a hippo.
> -- JSW
Wasn't Indricotherium essentially a high browsing rhino?
Somewhere alone the line of ancestory of both creatures one must
have headed off towards high browsing and one to low browsing, assuming
a common anscestor that is.