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Re: Theropod herbivory - parallel evolution or one clade?
On 11/17/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
Jeholornis was certainly a seed eater, and I wouldn't be shocked if
Jinfengopteryx was (although I would be suprised if "Jinfengopteryx" is
actually different enough to be separated from Sinovenator). But
niether is a climber, and Jeholornis was not landing in trees. WAIRing
up perhaps. Same with Microraptor (i.e. not climbing up tree trunks).
In South America there are frugivorous fishes (like _Collosoma
macropomum_, known as "tambaqui") - as far as I know they do not climb
tree to get their meal.