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Tasty soil

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Incisivosaurus is a mysterious creature. Only known from a skull and with strange rodent like teeth it's hard to imagine what these animals looked like and how they lived. I don't want to speculate here about the diet of Incisivosaurus, but it's teeth are may not only usefull for, what ever it feed, maybe they also help the animal to mine a special food supplement: soil or clay. This phenomenon, called geophagy, is very common in birds (especially parrots) but also many other animals and even humans and their is no reason why non-avian dinosaurs should resist a good portion of clay.
Geophagy can help to digest and to bind toxins of plants... oh, but now I'm starting to even speculate about the diet.
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Is this dinosaur from Haiti?
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This is the first time I've ever seen this behavior speculated in dinosaurs, which is surprising as many animals, especially birds, demonstrate this behavior today. In light of this, what if those massive claws on dinosaurs like Therizinosaurus were used like elephants tusks today to help get salts and other minerals from rock or hard soil?
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Hey it's my crazy cousin with teeth.Why Did you draw him while he was attacking the cliff?Nice picture btw.
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Because he likes cliff hangers.
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*sarcastic*har har har that was SOOOOOOOOOOOO original..........not............
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I know
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It craves the minerals.
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;)
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Hmm . . .  Wait! What about the defensless soil!??!? Huh what did it do deserve this torture?!
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Soil deserves every pain you could imagine!
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very interesting
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thanks =)
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The markings you present in all of your reconstructions are quite imaginative and beautiful. This one was my favorite, as it reminded me of female buffleheads and crested auklets.
Really beautiful work!
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Thank you very much :lol:
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You're welcome C:
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Why not speculate? You have good ideas!
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The description would become to long =D
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That would make one interesting pet :D
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I agree =D
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Combination of Velociraptor, chicken and rabbit.
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(In Homer Simpson's voice)

Mmmh... Clay.


By the way, love the "horn-feather" :)
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:rofl: Thank you :lol:
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Parrots and araras are very well-known for doing this. Given the Incisivosaurus similar shaped head, it's not hard to imagine they could have similar beaviours.
After all, dinos and birds are very intimately related.
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