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Re: Copeing with mammals



On Sun, 21 Nov 2004, Jaime A. Headden wrote:

>   By the end of the hesperocyon radiation, taxa like *Enhydrocyon* were
> curshing bones, but early borophagines like *Otarocyon* and *Aelurodon*
> were generalists, some more than others, and they would have had an
> entirely different dietary repertoire that would likely have not
> endangered the specialist diets of the time.

Competition here may not have been a race at the feeding trough.  As in
modern ecosystems, survival may have depended more upon ability to avoid
predation than food processing ability!