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Re: A "new" theory on Oviraptor philoceratops (I think)



Dann Pigdon (dannj@alphalink.com.au) wrote:
>Turtle-headed sea snakes only eat fish eggs...

For a PDF file, see:
http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/Shinelab/shine/reprints/382_intraspecifichabitat.pdf

To quote from the article:

Phylogenetic analyses suggest that Emydocephalus is close to the
base of the hydrophiid radiation (Rasmussen, 2002).
Like all hydrophiids, Emydocephalus is viviparous,
spends its entire life in the water, and is virtually inca-pable
of terrestrial locomotion (Shine et al., 2002a).
Emydocephalus annulatus feeds exclusively on the
eggs of small fish (Voris, 1966; McCosker, 1975;
McCarthy, 1987), scraping the eggs from the substrate
with enlarged supralabial scales (Guinea, 1996). In
New Caledonia, these snakes consume the eggs of
damselfish, blennies and gobies (Ineich & Laboute, 2002).


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