[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Carcharodontosaurus & Spinosaurus

Dilbert135@aol.com wrote:

> >However, as far as _Spinosaurus_ eating
> >fish goes, all we have is some inferred behavior postulated on the
> basis of
> >anatomy (much of that extrapolated from phylogenetically close taxa)
> and
> >some extrapolations of behavior from other spinosaurids.  For _S.
> >aegyptiacus_, that leaves us with little more right now than a
> hypothesis
> >to test.  Is it likely that _S. aegyptiacus_ ate fish?  Absolutely.
> I think we really have to wait for more fossil remains on
> _Spinosaurus_
> before we can do much with the species..

That was basically my point....although that was a rather shorter and
more eloquent way of saying it  :P.

Josh Smith
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
471 Hayden Hall
240 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6316
(215) 898-5630 (Office)
(215) 898-0964 (FAX)