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Re: Theropod Diet and Niches



No one seems to want to reply to Grant's question, which is odd.

<What is the current consensus on the diet of the following
theropods?
 Ornithomimosauria
 _Caudipteryx_
 _Nomingia_
 Caenagnathidae
 Oviraptoridae
 _Avimimus_
 Confuciusornithidae
 Enantiornithes>

<Also, a question regarding HP Holtz's division of theropodan
hypercarnivores into three categories based on hunting style
(grapple-and-slash, grapple-and-bite, pursuit-and-bite). Into
which of these three categories (if any) do the following
theropods fit?
 Compsognathidae
 _Coelurus_
 Troodontidae
 _Archaeopteryx_
 _Rahonavis_
 _Microraptor_>

  While some of this has been discussed onlist, some of these
taxa have not been considered, and it might be interesting to
try. Anyone want to bite?

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Jaime A. Headden

  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhr-gen-ti-na
  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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