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RE: Turtles and dinosaur predators (Re: Oviraptorids as Parrots?)

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Kent A. Stevens
> On Feb 5, 2006, at 3:30 PM, Ken.Carpenter@dmns.org wrote:
> > Hmmm. That solves a lot of problems raised by Horner: T. rex as a
> > chelonivore! I like it! Quick, write a paper for Nature! Crushing  
> > teeth
> > for hard, thick shell; slow moving prey, so no need to run; no need to
> > use the puny arms........
> and binocular vision to home in on its prey.

Now if we could only figure out how the arctometatarsus was used to dismember a 

No wonder the great foe of the TMNT was "The Foot"!

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