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Re: Archaeorhynchus, new toothless beaked Liaoning ornithurine

On Sat, 08 Jul 2006 15:06:05 +0000 bh480@scn.org writes:
> From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org

> The habit and possible diet of Archaeorhynchus are 
> difficult to ascertain.

There is the possibility that phytoliths may remain within the matrix
that fills the bird's crop.  Sometimes these fossils are key-able to
fossil plant taxa.  Sometimes, not.  And of course some plants don't
produce phytoliths.

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