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RE: Microraptor (& Spinosaurus) also ate fish



> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:55:51 -0700
> From: mickey_mortimer111@msn.com

> Tim Williams wrote-

> > > But why is that notable? It's equally consistent with what was previously 
> > > inferred about
> > > Microraptor based on it being a carnivorous land tetrapod: that it 
> > > scavenged meat when it found
> > > some. So why should we make a big deal of the hunting consistency but not 
> > > the scavenging
> > > consistency?

> A spinosaurid with fish ingested like Baryonyx' holotype does not lend 
> support to the hypothesis it caught live fish.  It lends support to the 
> hypothesis it ate fish, like Microraptor, Scipionyx, Confuciusornis and 
> probably just about every non-tiny Mesozoic theropod that lived around fish 
> (probably excluding therizinosauroids and maybe a few other oddball taxa).

Can theories be formed about how much of the fish it'd (potentially) have on 
its gut, were it scavenging/fishing ?  (& then comparing the %s)