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Re: Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?

Danvarner@aol.com writes:

Mark, Your paper begs the question, if, say, Pteranodon did not skim-feed, then how did it feed? It seems to me that there are very few alternatives.

I assume that 'skimming' refers to a very specialised form of predation, involving the lower jaw permanently in the water until it hits something (so the animal in question doesn't even have to see the prey).

I don't think it's the same thing as flying low over the water (but not as low as a true skimmer) and snatching something purely from the air (located by sight).


Dann Pigdon
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