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Re: tails for defense
> Actually, we have little idea how stegosaurus fought.
> One other point: correct me if I'm wrong (and I know you all will) but
> stegosaurus was from the earliest age of dinosaurs
More like the middle - Late Jurassic to be precise.
Tyrannosaurus rex was Latest Cretaceous, about 60 some
odd million years later.
> - none of them ever
> _had_ to face down a t-rex.
> The carnosaurs of that age were not so
> formidable as the ones that triceratops had to deal with.
I am not so sure of this. Allosaurus achieved a size approaching
that of T. rex, and had larger, more formidible arms. It clearly
used a different hunting style, so direct comparisons may not
be that easy. As Dr. Holtz has pointed out Allosaurus was probably
a grapple-and-bite predator, as opposed to T. rex's pursuit-and-
> If they were herd animals, _I'd_ bet that's what they'd do.
Well, this is assuming they were a herd animal.
What evidence is there of that?
[There *is* substantial evidence that ceratopsians tended to
feed in herds, but I haven't seen any comparable evidence for
The peace of God be with you.