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Re: Ceratonykus braincase described
On Thu, Apr 28th, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Don Ohmes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It is hard to construct even a semi-convincing large terrestrial
> vertebrate scavenger w/out incorporating a keen sense of smell, good
> eyes, an economical gait, and stomach acids capable of dissolving bone
> Throw in the ability to swallow large objects like herbivore femurs
> whole, and it becomes interesting.
That sounds like a good description of a giant lammergeier.
I wonder whether some of the largest pterosaurs could have been lammergeier
have fit your above description well (if you removed the word 'terrestrial').
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