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Re: Turtles and dinosaur predators (Re: Oviraptorids as Parrots?)
On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 08:52:48 -0500 "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr."
> Note: there were giant species of _Geochelone_ (subnote: possibly
> not a clade, but simply a form genus for whenever tortoises get
> too big :-) on mainland North and South America during the
> Pleistocene, so however they dealt with it, bigass turtles can live
> real predators.
The difference being that terrestrial Quaternary megapredators could not
swallow a 1+-meter tortoise in one piece. ;-)
What is the estimated maximum diameter that an adult _T. rex_'s esophagus
could stretch to? Are there any published educated guesses on this