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Re: Spinosaurs ate pterosaurs
Apologies if it's been mentioned already, but
perhaps this pterosaur was being a nuisance. If a
spinosaurid had landed a very large fish, or was
working on a carcass, the pterosaur might have taken
advantage of the opportunity to scavenge a bit of
flesh, and been dealt a fatal bite. That might explain
why it wasn't devoured - a larger meal was already
present. _Irritator_ became irritated, and flung the
squawking #$%&* across the river, probably followed by
a satisfied snort.
(scratching chin thoughtfully)
You could give this bit of 'evidence' to a elementary school english
class and tell them to write a story on why the tooth got lodged there
and I bet you'd come up with a different [plausible] answer from each
student [that didn't cheat . . .].
It kinda strikes me odd that scientific types who write these articles
jump to some of the conclusions they jump to. I'm reminded of my
grizzly bear & koala analogy. Just because they've never seen each
other or co-exist, doesn't mean that if you wave a koala in front of a
hungry grizzly, it's going to turn down this meal opportunity - like
"Sorry, I can't eat you. I've a strictly North American diet. You'd
mess up the whole fong-schwey(sp?) of my stomach". lol.