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Adj.1.plant-eating - (of animals) feeding on plants
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
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Mansourasaurus belongs to the Titanosauria, a group of sauropods (long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs) that were common throughout much of the world during the Cretaceous period, about 145 to 66 million years ago.
The plant-eating, semi-aquatic mammals called anthracotheres flourished over 40 million years and died out less than 2.
LEFT: Karen Chin, palaeontologist, RIGHT: Scientists say the plant-eating dinosaurs were probably hadrosaurs, large duck-billed dinosaurs that ate plants and thrived in the area.
Chapters guide the reader to transforming their garden into a haven of native trees, shrubs, and herbacious plants; providing food and shelter for local plants, insects, birds, and wildlife; controlling plant-eating insects naturally through insect-eating insects and songbirds; and protecting vegetables or small fruits through environmentally-friendly means such as interplantings, floating row covers, cutworm collars, and occasional hand-picking.
When temperatures get warmer, woodrats suffer a reduced ability to live on their normal diet of toxic creosote, suggesting that global warming may hurt plant-eating animals, according to lab experiments at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Imagine how happy they are now to find the fossilized remains of a nodosaur (heavily armored plant-eating dinosaurs) that still has bits of skin and other organic matter intact.
And healthy plant-eating animals get a whole lot of it.
amp;nbsp;The scientists have identified the fossils as the remains of the plant-eating Heterodontosaurus tucki.
Widespread vegetation loss would have robbed many plant-eating animals of their food source, and in turn large predators would have gone hungry.
Some tracks measure 2ft across and were left around 170 million years ago by plant-eating sauropods.
Chilesaurus made the switch to plant-eating much earlier," Novas says.
The plant-eating Sibirosaurus' fossilised bones were found encased in sandstone rocks on the banks of the Kiya River in Western Siberia, Russia.