[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Alvarezsaurs, their snout,myrmecophages and woodpeckers
There's something that always puzzles me.Maybe it's just me being silly but
I wonder: Is it realistic to illustrate all of those myrmecophagous (except
Rapator perhaps,it seems a bit to large for such a diet) alvarezsaurs with
snouts just like typical theropods while all living myrmecophages (with the
exception of aardwolf,sloth bear and marsupial anteater,wich seem to be
pretty primitive in their specialisation anyway)have their jaws stuck for
the greatest part in a sort of skin presumably to create a tube for the
tongue.Surely alvarezsaurs have been around for a long time so they surely
had the timeframe to evolve into specialised myrmecophages.
And regarding animals with these diets,i wish to mention I think woodpeckers
are the avian equivalent of animals like pangolins and anteaters. It seems
strange to me we only used to have those big-ass woodpeckers like the
Ivorybill in regions without large myrmecophagous mammals (in such
relatively ant-less regions flight might be a nessecary equipment for
myrmecophages of this scale)and small woodpeckers in areas that do have
those while the largest members of a particular birdclade are usually the
tropical ones.Woodpeckers do have those extremely long tongues and
such..........just a thought.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
There are those that watch things happen,are the victims of things happening
and that make things happen.