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Re: Gingko berries as evidence of dino sense of smell?
>>Since the fleshy portion of ginkgo fruits NEVER "ripen" (they remain
bitter.....at least that's what I've read), it could be argued that the
fruits did not evolve to be eaten by vertebrates at any stage of the
OR, that dinosaurs had a sence of smell, but not taste. Don't modern birds
have retarded sences of taste, reletive to mammals? Maybe the fact that the
fruit never ripens is a clue that, once the dinosaurs go the fruit in their
mouths, they didn't care any more about it.
As to fertilization, perhaps there is/was a symbiote that we don't know