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- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:12:02 -0400
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> Either dino or pterosaur, yes. It contained the skeletons of four
> enatiornithine juveniles.
> They comment that the amount of acid etching is less than in crocodilians.
> Palaeontology: An Early Cretaceous pelletJosé L. Sanz1, Luis M. Chiappe2,
> Yolanda Fernádez-Jalvo3, Francisco Ortega1, Begoña Sánchez-Chillón3,
> Francisco J. Poyato-Ariza1 & Bernardino P. Pérez-Moreno1, Nature 409,
> 998-1000 (22 February 2001) | doi:10.1038/35059172
> On Apr 21, 2011, at 11:00 AM, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Apr 2011, Don Ohmes wrote:
>>> On 4/19/2011 1:16 PM, Jason Brougham wrote:
>>>> Are modern crocodilians definitely primarily scavengers? We've all seen
>>>> the youtube videos where they engage in ambush predation on large animals.
>>>> Cretaceous crocodilians were more diverse and could have included more
>>>> active predators.
>>> The argument is not that crocs are scavengers -- the argument is that a
>>> critter that eats a lot of bone evolves very strong acids -- hence, the
>>> presence of bone preserved in the gut indicates that bone was not very
>>> important as a dietary component, which seems unlikely in a scavenger.
>> Like hyenas. What other mammals have strong stomach acid? My dog eats bones
>> (ribs, pork chops) but chews and grinds them.
>> There's bird pellets... any dino pellets been found?
> Jason Brougham
> Senior Principal Preparator
> American Museum of Natural History
> (212) 496 3544
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