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Herbivorous Diet in an Ornithomimid
For a Discovery channel on-line article on this subject, see: "Toothless T-rex
relative has got grit" at
Unfortunately, this article features some "controversial" interpretations (i.e.
whoppers). For example:
"Recent analysis of a 1997 discovery of 12 theropod fossils in China, supports
the fact that not all meat-eating dinosaurs dined on flesh. These ones stuck
"Theropods represent a large group of dinosaurs, which appeared to be largely
carnivores. They possessed blade-like teeth with serrations, such as was found
"But none of these twelve ornithomimids had teeth or bills."
"Additionally, some aquatic dinosaurs had swallowed pebbles to get around in
their aquatic environments much like scuba divers use weight belts."
On the plus side, the article appears to have gotten some of the facts right!
-- Ralph W. Miller III email@example.com
"Weed it and reap."