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Re: And the Largest Theropod Is....

ekaterina A wrote:
> Is it justified to reconstruct Deinocheirus based on
> the Ornithomimosaurs? Is it not really way too large
> compared to any of the other ornithomimosaurs. Given
> the goose like lifestyle predicted for the
> Ornithomimosaurs could that have been sufficient to
> sustain something as big as Deinocheirus?

The 'goose-like' lifestyle (ie. filter feeding) has been pretty well
debunked. It's more likely the ridges inside the beak were to facilitate
the attachment of the keratinous sheath, rather than filter-feeding


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