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Re: Sauropod diets: WAS Re: Interest in dinosaurs



But does that "prove" herbivory in any way?

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> From: Francoise Forel <forelf@internet19.fr>
> To: vonrex@gte.net
> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> 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
saurpods
> > 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
indicated
> that sauropods were omnivorous, opportunistic feeders.
> 
> However, it was later argued (Bakker, 1986 [maybe there has been
something
> before, but I don't know it]) that these "food" remains were deposited
> after death of the animal.
> 
> Best regards.
> 
> 
> Félix Landry
> e-mail: forelf@internet19.fr