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RE: Alvarezsaur spurs (was Re: dino-lice)

> Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:28:17 +1000
> From: tijawi@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Alvarezsaur spurs (was Re: dino-lice)
> Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:
> > True, the aardwolf is truly strange. It is truly cursorial being
> > mostly a myrmecophage, so the questioning of myrmecophagous habits
> > because of being cursorial seems to lose a limb.

> The aardwolf lacks the predatory ability to be able to hunt and
> survive off large numbers of small vertebrate prey during the winter.
> Nor does it subsist on carrion. Despite its crappy digging abilities
> (especially compared to the aardvark), the aardwolf is regarded as a
> termite specialist.
 why does it need superb digging abilities, if it can rely on something else to 
do the digging for it?