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Re: possible ceratopsian feeding behaviour?

Stephan Pickering wrote:
> The work of Lull, Forster, Tim Rowe, Larry Witmer,
> Scott Sampson, et al., on ceratopsian facial anatomy
> indicates masticatory habits were, as you note,
> shearing. However, I tend to think they were grazers...

I'd have thought that a sharp beak would have been better suited to
browsing than grazing. Of course, "grazing" is probably the wrong word
in Mesozoic times, since there was a distinct lack of grass.

On the other hand, the mouths of sheep and goats are quite similar, yet
the former is a grazer, the latter largely a browser.


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