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Re: Gastric stones of dinosaurs were not for milling food !
there are obvious attractions for those who wonder how in the heck those
huge critters gathered enough leaf-mass in the course of 24 hours to
That "problem" has been solved long ago:
---------- By who?
Does that matter? Try GSP.
We talking models, or guess-timation?
Closer to the former. I'm sure it's all in the archives. As I wrote:
have a look at the size of a sauropod skull, and then take
into account that they didn't waste time
chewing. Not everyone is a mammal.
--------- I assume you refer to metabolism when you reference mammals.
No, it's in the same paragraph; I refer to chewing. Herbivorous mammals
can't take in food and chew at the same time; they can only take in food
when they've finished chewing a mouthful. Elephants spend most of every day
chewing... judging from their teeth, sauropods did not.