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Re: Size of *Neoceratodus africanus* and ...
--- On Sat, 5/2/09, David Marjanovic <email@example.com> wrote:
> > --- On Tue, 3/31/09, Dann Pigdon
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Quoting don ohmes <email@example.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
> >> '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.
Actually, in the context of _eating_ a spinosaurid, *Sarcosuchus* and
*Deinosuchus* are not exactly equivalent, the former being gavial-like, and the
latter built w/ a broad and powerful skull. I assumed at the time that this was
why Pigdonn mentioned *Deinosuchus* only...