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Re: An odd idea



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>   Y'know.... I once heard it theorized that T. rex preyed 
> upon hadrosaurs more often than on ceratopians, due to the 
> fact that hadrosaurs weren't as well-equipped for defense. 
> (This is, of course, assuming T. rex was predator, not 
> scavenger. FWIW, I do think it was a predator.)
> 
>   This would lead to the next question: WHAT,then,preyed 
> upon Triceratops & its kin? Something had to, unless their 
> populations were controlled by the process of them eating 
> everything in sight, then starving.
> 

i gather that not many predators go after cape buffalo.  this
is another herding, rather dangerous herbivore.  migrations
seem to kill enough of them, along with predation on weak and
young, to keep them in check.

mike


>  Something then occurred to me... perhaps dromaeosaurs were 
> the primary predators that targeted ceratopians? After all, 
> they were small enough & quick enough to get inside the 
> animal's defenses in a way that something more massive 
> couldn't hope to.
> 
>  This idea of mine is probably quite full of it.... but I 
> just thought I'd toss it out for argument's sake.
> 
>  Feel free to savage it. :)
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> Name: Michael Edward Purvis
> E-mail: us009472@pop3.interramp.com (Michael Edward Purvis)
> Date: 06/23/95
> Time: 09:40:26
> 
> "I really must stop loaning dinosaurs to folks.." :)
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