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Re: carnivorous hippos = omnivorous ceratopsians etc
On 24-Jan-10, at 9:27 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Because many ornthischians had sharp beaks, some with anterior
shearing dental batteries there was nothing to prevent them from being
scavangers like suids. This best applies to ceratoposians and
ceratopsids with their parrot beaks to rip out chuncks of flesh and
dental batteries to slice it up. The parrot beaks and in some case
ceratopsians would have allowed them to defend carcasses against other
scavengers including theropods.
A thought which most recently crossed my mind while watching NG's
CotD. Considering the way the program went out of it's way to
describe Triceratops as the most dangerous things that ever lived,
it's surprising they didn't note that all a Trike had to do was try
to bite a Tyrannosaur's legs and automatically end up impaling it.