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Re: Dino population sizes?
> > Does the scientific community feel that they are able to realistically
> > gauge the size of the population of various dinos ...?
>Not really. The best one can really do is estimate relative
On this subject:
An interesting read, if you can find it, is:
Farlow, J.O. 1993. On the rareness of big, fierce animals: Speculations
about the body sizes, population densities, and geographic ranges of
predatory mammals and large carnivorous dinosaurs. American Journal of
Science, Vol. 293-A, p. 167-199.
(This is in the special Ostrom festschrift issue of AJS - easy to find on
the library shelf, since it is one of only two fat blue volumes of the
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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