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> Has anyone ever suggested the possibility of an oxpecker-like
> pterosaur, eating insects off the backs of dinosaurs?
There are many illustrations showing this.
> I can easily imagine that dinosaurs would have welcomed
> birds cleaning their skin of parasites, but I wonder if an insectivorous
> pterosaur might have ever evolved to fill a similar niche. Wouldn't
> procumbent teeth work well for feeding on skin parasites?
Surely not improbable. Direct evidence is of course 0, but I can't imagine
fossilizable evidence of such behavior, and absence of evidence is no
evidence of absence!