(Picture by Daniel Bensen)The brumtumbler (Trichosaurus austrealis) is a common dendrosaur (tree iguanodontian) in the northeastern forests of Australia. With a length never exceeding half a meter, the brumtumbler is much smaller than the average dendrosaur, but this creature is not an eater of leaves and fruit; in its lifestyle, extreme small size is a necessity.
Brumtumblers are the only ornithischian dinosaurs known to subsist on a diet of nectar. Brumtumblers scramble along the branches of a grevillea or gum tree, nibbling on the flowers and running their specialized, bristle-tipped tounges over the stamens, collecting pollen. Unlike the birds and bats that trasport pollen, brumtumblers add the protein-rich snack to their diet of sugary nectar, making the creatures less of a symbiote to the trees, than a pest.(Text by Daniel Bensen)
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