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Re: Gastric stones of dinosaurs were not for milling food !
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From: "don ohmes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 3:10 PM
--------------- Relative to maximum acquisition capability *and* daily
nutritional requirements-- don't know, that was one reason for the
original post; to my surprise, no one has come up with numbers or
So you haven't found anything in the archives? (I don't have the time to
----------- I have been referencing *large*, that is, maximal sauropods.
Correct me if I am wrong; the skull/jaws/teeth [...] of the
beast-formerly-known-as-Baluchitherium are considerably more robust than
the much larger Diplodicus, et al?
Yes, but that's because it had to chew, something *Diplodocus* clearly did
To make things more quantitative, does anyone know (from personal
observation or literature) how long an elephant chews each bite? Cause
if we subtract this time from the feeding time, we could find out how
much a non-chewing elephant might eat per day.
That's probably in the archives, too, somewhere.