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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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Krauss examined a collection of teeth from hadrosaurs and ceratopsians--two different groups of plant-eating dinosaurs--unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada.
About 60 years ago, researchers first suggested that cetaceans were related to plant-eating ungulates, specifically to even-toed, artiodactyl mammals like sheep, antelope and pigs.
Researchers monitoring fields found that in Ontario, 62 percent of monarchs were in their plant-eating stages at a time when Bt corn was shedding pollen; the number was only 15 percent in Iowa.
The research highlights the important role birds play in keeping plant-eating insect populations under control, according to the study published in the journal -- 'The Science of Nature'.
Depressive symptoms significantly improved only in those patients adhering to a plant-based/vegan diet and the overall quality of life (physical and emotional) improved only in the plant-eating groups.
BERLIN -- A giant, plant-eating creature with a beak-like mouth and reptilian features may have roamed the Earth during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago, scientists said Thursday.
The plague is good for gardeners, as wasps eat plant-eating creatures such as caterpillars and grubs
Just a few weeks back, a study revealed that many plant-eating dinosaurs were already on the brink of extinction before the massive asteroid that wiped more than half of the life on Earth, including dinosaurs, struck.
A plant-eating, spiked dinosaur called a nodosaur walked here, and its offspring likely followed behind it.
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 2.5 million years ago.