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Re: Theropod herbivory - parallel evolution or one clade?

On 11/17/06, dinoboygraphics@aol.com <dinoboygraphics@aol.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.


Roberto Takata