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Re: Size of *Neoceratodus africanus* and ...



----- Original Message ----- From: "don ohmes" <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 2:06 AM


--- On Tue, 3/31/09, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:

Quoting don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>:
> If, as a biped, you spend a lot of time catching fish,
> specifically exploiting fluvial systems w/ lot of shallow
> water and fluctuating water levels, you will be competing
> w/ crocs, or just trying to stay off _their_ menu. Especially
> around those drying pools w/ the trapped fish. Reason enough
> to attain large size, as well as maintain a high degree of
> terrestrial competence.

Deinosuchus would have laughed at a spinosaur's
'large size'.

Assuming a Deinosuchus equivalent actually _was_ coeval w/ the conical-toothed spinosaurs, which wouldn't be surprising;

I hope someone mentioned *Sarcosuchus*, but I can't find if anyone did.