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Re: Holes in ceratopsian frills, etc., etc.
From: Lawrence Dunn <email@example.com>
> I heard Horner speak at the AMNH a few years ago, and he said,
> first, that Triceratops did not use its horns for defense, because
> "you don't go around sticking your face into things;" he then went
> on to say, as Jeff indicates, that Tyrannosaurs were not hunters
> because they would have been gored by Triceratops. Can anyone who
> knows Horner unravel this logic for me? I must have misunderstood.
Nope, but I can point out that his first point is wrong to begin with.
Counterexamples: goats, bison, cows, muskoxen, rhinocerases, &c.
Note, this does not mean that the horn were primarily for defense
against predators, it is more a matter of "when threatened use
all available means to survive".
The peace of God be with you.