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Re: Drinker and Oryctodromeus (was Re: Dinosaurs burrowed to keep warm)



--- Tommy Bradley <htomsirveaux@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >As long as we're speculating, perhaps the very
> large
> >forearms and "hands" of deinocheires and some
> others
> >were used for digging up small burrowers.
> >
> >The tyrannosaurs could follow the diggers around
> and
> >scavenge the remains.
> >
> >Glen Ledingham
> 
> That's a good notion.  This thread has really opened
> up the speculation 
> floodgates!
> I'm starting to think that maybe *Deinocheirus*
> could've been a 
> "Dino-burrow-digger-outer" specialist.  Is it
> possible that some Dinosaurs 
> specialized in this way?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Personally, I think that this idea is a better
scenario for _Deinocheirus_ than the previous thoughts
of it being a termite eater. It's hard to imagine a
multi-tonne animal living off of termites, without
wiping out an entire colony everytime it got hungry. 

Well, maybe if there were some nasty big termites back
then.

Hmm, if only the graboids from Tremors were real. Then
we might speculate that _Deinocheirus_ was actually a
giant worm hunter. :)

Jason

"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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