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The conventional view among ecologists is that these species and other expatriate herbivores are an ecological problem.
Scientists believe the herbivores moved slowly, making them easy prey for larger meat eaters, especially the giant Tyrannosaurus rex.
Night-Blooming Cereus Many plants fold up at night to save water, stave off herbivores or both, said Nolan Coburn Kane, an ecology professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The herbivores, which can be spotted along canals and in backyards on any sunny day, munch their way through gardens and then leave behind the digested remains on patios and in pools.
But in the past decade, more researchers can’t find a trade-off, said Anurag Agrawal, an ecologist at Cornell University who studies plant-herbivore interactions and was not involved in the study.
And that seemed a little weird, given that these animals were thought to be strict herbivores.
Most mammals have such teeth, including herbivores.
Hippos are considered herbivores, eating as much as 80 pounds of grass a day but their large teeth are used to defend themselves against other animals, including hippos.
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