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Re: dinosaur omnivores



Joe Daniel wrote:

<Is this speculation based on something more than the simple fact that
the omnivores had to be somewhere in the chain or is there some fossil
data that led them to that speculation?  If so, what (briefly) might
that be and where can I go for more information?>

  Try _The Dinosauria_ and _Complete Dinosaur_. Perhaps the best model
for omnivory in prosauropods was *Massospondylus*, which its unique
heterodont dentition, not to mention the prosauropod heritage of huge
manual and pedal claws, long arms and legs, and a pretty agile and
nimble appearance overall.

<Also, while prosauropods may handle the sauropod lineage, what about
the ornithischians?  Any of them listed as likely candidates for
omnivory?>

  Protoceratopsians.

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Jaime A. Headden

Qilong, the website, at:
http://members.tripod.com/~Qilong/qilong.html
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