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Re: new paper



Two _Sinosauropteryx_ specimens had mammal remains in their guts
(right?).   _Compsognathus_ had a lizard in its gut.  Maybe these small
predators would have eaten arthropods and other things, too, but
evidence for gut contents is scarce, and the bones of vertebrates may
preserve more readily than identifiable invertebrate elements.  As Jaime
wrote, the little feathered coelurosaurs do not appear to possess
adaptations for processing plant food.  Their dentition doesn't support
the omnivore hypothesis.

----------------Ralph W. Miller III
                        ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu