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My previous post in the same discussion
With links to pictures.
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From: "David Marjanovic" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads] Re: Faunal Interchanges
Spinosaurs seem to had been efficient terrestrial predators, or at
least scavengers, according to the the pterosaur and iguan[o!]dont
Why "efficient"? That's not something we can tell from a sample size of 2.
And some like Spinosaurs were a bit too big to feed just on fish.
There were insanely large coelacanths and lungfish in those days.
got to over 3 m, and *Neoceratodus africanus*... there's a JVP paper I'll
have to check on Monday... the illustration at the end of
http://www.cprm.gov.br/publique/media/Cap14_15.pdf may well be to scale.
And *Purussaurus* coexisted with *Lepidosiren megalos*, which was 2 m long
instead of the 0.5 of *L. paradoxa*. The toothplates of that beast were 4