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David Marjanovic wrote:
> Given their size, I find it hard to not imagine lots of insects in their diet.
I don't disagree. But was _Archaeopteryx_ able to snatch flying insects out of
the air? Or was it limited to picking insects off the ground or vegetation?
> However, there's *Shenzhouraptor* with the gingko fruits in its stomach, and
> then there's *Omnivoropteryx*.
Yep. Also, _Omnivoropteryx_ is very similar to _Sapeornis_ (and potentially
synonymous), which has been interpreted as herbivorous (Zhou & Zhang, 2003;
Can. J. Earth Sci. 40: 731–747).
> What about *Jinfengopteryx*?
In the paper that first described _Mahakala_, Turner et al. (2007) found the
troodontid _Jinfengopteryx_ to be more derived than _Sinovenator_+_Mei_.
(BTW, _Jinfengopteryx_ also has seed-like objects in its abdominal cavity.)
> And who except Scott knows where this one
> http://dml.cmnh.org/2005Oct/msg00461.html belongs and what teeth it has...
Yep, can't wait for this to be described.
(Many thanks for the abstract, David!)
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