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Re: Limusaurus Inextricabilis



Regarding gastroliths,
according to Bakker (1986, Dinosaur Heresies), gastroliths are also
used to process food in crocodiles, as can be seen (according to him)
on x-rays.

More recent X-ray movies, presented at last year's SVP meeting (I think), show that that's not the case: the gastroliths of alligators at least don't move, they just lie around in the stomach. Apparently they're ballast.