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Re: The function of gastroliths
On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, David Marjanovic wrote:
Ornithomimosaurs, oviraptorosaurs (at least *Caudipteryx*): Instead of
chewing, as in birds.
I don't have access; I found out via this science news service
http://www.wissenschaft.de/wissen/news/273108.html (in German) which
mentions that sauropods may have _actually eaten_ stones for minerals.
If not for a gastric mill, then perhaps ingestion was incidental. Are any
coproliths known to be from sauropods, and if so, are such stones present