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Re: Publication and the Code
On Thu, Oct 7th, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Dan Chure <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am reposting this because it might easily have been missed in a
> flurry of posts about an Allosaurus specimen for sale. However, this is
> of much broader import that the Allosaurus specimen.
> Tom Holtz posted this link:
'Brontodiplodocus' has to be one of the worst, and most potentially confusing,
I'm not convinced by the filter-feeding diplodocid idea either. If duck-like
dabbling was the norm,
then you might expect a much broader 'bill' on diplodocids. I also wonder about
the energy costs of
dabbling. Modern dabblers are all very small creatures (by sauropod standards
at least), and
feeding behaviours are generally quite energenic. Aquatic filter-feeders such
as baleen whales and
sharks tend to use up much less energy while feeding, but require huge broad
heads and a lot of
forward momentum to do so.
Certainly the filter-feeding ornithomimid idea didn't seem to last long.
Spatial Data Analyst Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj