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Re: Ptero-hawks?

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Pearce <tpearce@cix.co.uk>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Friday, March 23, 2001 9:58 AM
Subject: Ptero-hawks?

>Hi all,
>Is there any evidence, published or unpublished, that lends credence to
>pterosaur-on-pterosaur predation? The idea of a pterosaurian equivalent of
>peregrine or sparrowhawk is very appealing, but is it at all possible - and
>if not, why not?

No direct evidence (that I am aware of), ...but I don`t see why not. If not
a "specialized" feeder of other pterosaurs, then certainly an occasional
meal. If the majority were fish eaters with those long pointed teeth, then I
can`t see why a larger one wouldn`t just pounce on a smaller one,...perhaps
a different species. Those filter-feeder type pterosaurs, (Ctenochasma,
Gnathosaurus) might make likely prey candidates, especially the smaller