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Re: Early mammals ate dinosaurs
though you still have the problem of being able to
definitavely match the lucky survivor's wounds to a
What I find interesting is that the _Repenomamus_
swallowed the psittacosaur without chewing it up.
So here's one for us all: I was discussing the find
with a friend of mine after she saw it on the evening
news (who called the mammal a "tasmanian devil") and
she asked if the dinosaur was a hatchling or if the
mammal slurpped down a near-full term egg with the
--- Tim Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> Certainly. But this could also apply to
> _Repenomamus_. We don't know for
> certain if the juvenile psittacosaur was alive or
> dead when the mammal came
> up on it.
> Ironically, the only time we know for sure that a
> long-extinct animal was a
> predator (i.e., attacking live prey) is when the
> intended prey survives the
> encounter, carrying injuries that subsequently heal
> imperfectly, leaving
> proof of the attack.
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