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Dinosaur dung reveals giant plant-eaters ate meat

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/09/22/dinosaur-dung-reveals-giant-plant-eaters-ate-meat/

 

'Vegetarian' Dinos Made Exception for Shellfish,

Poop Study Shows By Laura Geggel, September 21, 2017

https://www.livescience.com/60470-poop-reveals-vegetarian-dinosaurs-ate-shellfish.html

 

The open access paper is:

 

Chin, Karen, Rodney M. Feldmann and Jessica N. Tashman,

2017, Consumption of crustaceans by megaherbivorous

dinosaurs: dietary flexibility and dinosaur life history strategies

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 11163(2017)

doi:10.1038/s41598-017-11538-w

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-11538-w

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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Bullsnake

I caught the tail end of this on 'Science Friday' yesterday and wished I could've heard the whole segment.

I knew somebody would post it here!:) Thanks @Oxytropidoceras

Interesting study!

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