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Nitpicker, Too by Qilong Nitpicker, Too by Qilong
Fantastically, as I write here ([link]) the teeth of this creature really are bigger below than above, which is a peculiar adaptation. I am particularly amazed at the level of convergence in the jaw to a large host of different animals, including anomodont therapsids, such as Suminia, and oviraptorosaurs and omnivoropterygids, which to varying degrees also diminished their teeth.

I tend to think of this guy as acquiring food with its teeth, rather than processing food, and that's what gives you such a huge set of rostral chompers.
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ShimmiDragon Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched a program on this little guy yesterday, such a cool animal.
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Lovely still. Weird animal. Uh hi. Don't you live in Oregon Jaime?
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It seems like an adaptation for catching fish. Similar to Masiakasaurus Genus but not as specialized for larger or diverse prey as the Spinosauridae Family. I can see this small dinosaur making it's home near streams or small lakes near the shore scavenging and/or being an ambush predator for small fish and amphibians.
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While the teeth are long and procumbent (pointing forward), that is about all that they have to compare to with regards to Masiakasaurus knopfleri. I will eventually post something about a "true" fish-eater and explain the differences in some detail on my blog, but that won't be for a while.
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All sorts of food, seems like. Awesome pic. This is truly a very cool dinosaur.
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