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Re: komodos

Nick Longrich wrote:

>        I was talking with a biologist and he mentioned a couple
>interesting things about komodos I hadn't heard before. For one, they
>can rotate their arms inward and get up into a semierect position for
>moving quickly, and for another, they will hunt *cooperatively*. Not wolf
>or lion style, naturally, but several will get together to go after a
>sheep, apparently. I'll try to ask for the ref.


Auffenberg, 1982. The behavioural ecology of the Komodo Dragon. University
Presses of Florida. Gainesville

Cheers, Paul

Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd