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Re: ptero-"vampires" (doubtful?)



> Perhaps Tapejara consumed hard shelled molluscs as the primary component of
> it's diet.

I'd considered that, but I would have expected a more obviously powerful jaw
if *Tapejara* (and the similar *Tupuxuara*) ate hard-shelled mollusc. Having
said that, it seems more likely than a piscivorous or insectivorous diet.

However, the apparent lack of physical adaptation to a specific lifestyle
might mean nothing at all: many contemporary birds do perfectly well with
their "bland" bills & I see no reason why *Tapejara* couldn't have had a
varied diet that didn't require any particular specialisation.