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Re: Sauropod diets: WAS Re: Interest in dinosaurs
Also, of course, sauropods are saurischians- like all the "meat-eating"
dinosaurs. Chickens would have gastroliths too wouldn't they? And they are
omnivorous, as I am wondering if perhaps sauropods may have been. They
might not have been terribly good at chasing and catching thing, but could
have eaten carrion.
> From: William Gibson Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Peter Von Sholly <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Sauropod diets: WAS Re: Interest in dinosaurs
> Date: Monday, July 06, 1998 11:08 AM
> Yes it is interesting, after all sauropods have gastroliths, the
> "theropod" caudipteryx has gastropods and it has been previously posted
> here that crocodiles use gastroliths not only as ballast but also to help
> in digestion. I am still curious as to the importance of the gastroliths
> in Caudipteryx.
> -Bill Parker
> Northern Arizona University
> On Sun, 5 Jul 1998, Peter Von Sholly wrote:
> > This brings up an interesting question; why are we so sure that
> > were strictly herbiverous?