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Soft tissue: (sloths)



 
> Carbon isotopic ratios and nitrogen isotopic ratios are used to infer the
> diet of the animal.  Oxygen isotopic ratios are
> paleo-temperature-dependent, but I don't remember if oxygen is part of
> the protein structure.
> 
> <pb>
> --


Speaking of which, I remember reading a few years back in a magazine
(Discover?) that isotopes in fossil ground sloth bones suggested they had a
carnivorous diet.  Does anyone know what ever came of that?


~Tiffany Miller

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