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Re: Herbivorous Diet in an Ornithomimid

Steve Brusatte wrote:
> Hey,
> I just caught a message that mentioned an article being published in 
> tomorrow's edition of Nature that states that 12 ornithomimid dinosaurs were 
> found in China with gastroliths.  This suggested a herbivorous diet.

Just like all of those lovable herbivorous crocodilians? I would assume that the
presence of gastroliths in ornithomimosaurs had more to do with their
toothlessness than herbivory. A lot of birds that use gastroliths are omnivores,
not just strick vegetarians. Have any oviraptorosaur gastroliths ever been

        Dann Pigdon
        GIS Archaeologist
        Melbourne, Australia

        Australian Dinosaurs: