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Re: SAUROPOD QUESTIONS
> Two questions. Does anyone know if there has been a paper that discusses A)
> the increase in hours spent each day feeding by large mammalian herbivores,
> with B) the conclusion that sauropods were too big to feed themselves within
> 24 hours if they had a mammalian energy budget?
> Second. Has Tony Fiorillo published a paper on sauropod tooth microwear since
Can't say I know anything for the first one, but heres what I have on
Fiorillo, Anthony, 1995. Enamel microstructure in Diplodocus,
Camarasaurus, and Brachiosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) and its lack of
influence on resource partitioning by Sauropods in the Late Jurassic.
Sixth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Short
Papers, Edited by Ailing Sun and Yuanqing Wang, Published by China Ocean
Press, Beijing: 147-149.
Fiorillo, Anthony R., 1996. Further comments on the patterns of
microwear and resource partioning in the Morrison Formation Sauropods
Diplodocus and Camarasaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,
Abstracts of Papers, Fifty-sixth Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate
Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York,
October 16-19, 1996: 33A.
Fiorillo, Anthony R., 1998. Dental microwear in the sauropod Dinosaurs
Camarasaurus and Diplodocus and the role of eating in determining social
behavoir. The Dinofest Symposium, Presented by. The Academy of Natural
Sciences Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17-19, 1998. Edited by D. L.
Wolberg, K. Gittis, S. Miller, L. Carey and A. Raynor: 15.