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Re: Sauropod diets: WAS Re: Interest in dinosaurs
But does that "prove" herbivory in any way?
> From: Francoise Forel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re : Sauropod diets: WAS Re: Interest in dinosaurs
> Date: Monday, July 06, 1998 8:33 AM
> > This brings up an interesting question; why are we so sure that
> > were strictly herbiverous?
> We weren't always so sure! A *Diplodocus skeleton was found with wood
> pieces, shells, and pieces of bone in its belly region. Scientists of the
> time (that was in late 19th or early 20th centuries) thought this
> that sauropods were omnivorous, opportunistic feeders.
> However, it was later argued (Bakker, 1986 [maybe there has been
> before, but I don't know it]) that these "food" remains were deposited
> after death of the animal.
> Best regards.
> Félix Landry
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