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Re: Gastric stones of dinosaurs were not for milling food !

--- "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Dec 2006, Dora Smith wrote:
> > I missed just one detail.
> >
> > If the stones were not for milling food, what were
> they for?
> One article suggested it was for the mineral
> content, my thought is
> ingestion was incidental ;)

I recall an article's stating that a sauropod had
apparently choked to death on a gastrolith it was
swallowing.  This would indicate that that particular
ingestion was deliberate, not incidental.

Glen Ledingham