[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Omnivorous dinosaurs
Dann Pigdon wrote:
Ornithomimosaurs have been suggested to be omnivores mostly because they
were theropods (a primarily carnivorous grouping at the time) with no
specific carnivorous adaptations (such as sharp teeth or recurved claws).
They could still have swallowed small animals whole though. If so, they may
never have eaten much in the way of plant matter at all.
An omnivorous diet has been proposed for troodontids...
Holtz, T.R., Jr., Brinkman, D.L. and Chandler, C.L. ("1998" = 2000).
Denticle morphometrics and a possibly omnivorous feeding habit for the
theropod dinosaur _Troodon_. Gaia 15: 159-166.
Given the similarities in dental morphology, this may be true for
I'd say basal dinosaurs/saurischians like _Eoraptor_ and maybe
herrerasaurids might have been omnivorous.
MSN Shopping has everything on your holiday list. Get expert picks by style,
age, and price. Try it!