November 26, 2012
Giant Eocene Bird Was Not a Ruthless Killer
Michelle Warwicker, BBC News
Footprints believed to have been made by the giant bird Diatryma indicate that it was a "gentle herbivore" and not a fierce carnivore, scientists say.
A team of researchers from Washington, US, examined tracks uncovered in a landslide in 2009.
Previous investigations have suggested the giant bird was a carnivorous predator or scavenger.
TAGGED: fossils, herbivores, birds, Eocene