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Re: Revelation of the New Papers
> Dutta, D. and Ambwani, K. (2007). Capers: A food
> for Upper Cretaceous
> dinosaurs of Pisdura, India. Current Science
> (Bangalore) 92 : 897-899.
> Occurrence of chelonians has
> been reported from the Lameta Formation of Pisdura.
> It is likely that other
> carnivorous reptiles also must have been thriving in
> the same phytozones."
Why are the chelonians automatically assumed to be
predaceous? If they found ophidians in that locality,
then I could understand the assumption, but extant
herbivorous chelonians aren't exactly rare now. I
doubt they were back then too.
Hopefully the paper goes into more detail on their
"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer
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