With the growing number of feathered
theropods, and the questions precipitated about size and diets, it is
interesting to consider if the small taxa, and similarly-sized pterosaurs
AFAIK there were (almost) no angiosperms
in LJ, and probably no small pterosaurs after LJ, so the pterosaur scenario is
Quote of HP Raymond Ancog a while
I haven't read from Padian or Unwin about competition between
birds and long-tailed pterosaurs. It is quite possible that
end-Jurassic extinctions, that niche was left largely open and
were faster in filling in the roles. But I'm also doubtful
weren't small pterodactyloids in the Cretaceous; with bones
than birds', pterosaurs should be less easily preserved than
in the heavily canopied rainforests and broad-leaved evergreen
woodlands, were pollinators.
Small LK dinosaurs eating pollen? Possible
IMHO (birds?), but it's speculation, we've no evidence.
LOL: a small theropod sneezing with the
pollen? Could make a funny drawing:-)
Friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel"