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RE: Brooding rex? (was Feathers for T. rex)



Ken Kinman wrote:

>How many eggs were in that huge nest.  The more eggs, the more 
>likely it would be a vegetarian like Therizinosaurus (while meat-eaters
>tend to have comparatively fewer young).

Well, this sure ain't true.  Visited any farms lately?


>However, it should be noted that giant ground sloths were probably 
>nocturnal.  And even if they were diurnal, they wouldn't get overheated 
>chasing down their "botanical" prey.   ;-) 

One Uruguayan paleontologist (Richard Farina) believes that _Megatherium_
was a carnivore.




Tim 


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