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RE: The Epidendrosaurus and aye-aye
>> Can't the latter [Incisivosaurus] have been a normal boring
plant-eater that fed on herbs and fallen ginkgo fruits? :-)<<
But then why bother with those weird teeth? If it's just a regular
herbivore, why not have therizinosaur-type dentition---lots of little
teeth? It must have been specialized for _something_. Cracking through
nuts? (Ginkgo nuts, by the way, don't require much in the way of teeth
to eat---they have roughly the consistency of plums. That assumes, of
course, that anyone would want to eat the nasty things. They smell like
>>Better usage of existing holes
might circumvent the need for making holes with one's own teeth... but
Yes, it's a long series of assumptions to make based upon not much
evidence. Maybe the long fingers are just how these dinosaurs'
grow---long fingers and big eyes become less proportionally huge as the
rest of the animal grows to fit them.