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Re: Dilophosaurus



At 08:30 PM 4/27/97 EDT, jamolnar@juno.com wrote:
>Everything I've read says the crests were too thin and fragile to be
>used as weapons of any kind.  I assume that's what you mean by
> "fins."  

I've seen them (in a museum display).

I would agree that they are too thin for use in fighting.

But they do *look* impressive, which, I suppose, was the point.
[I.e. sexual selection again].

>Also,
>Dilophosaurus had perfectly good, nasty claws on his hands to 
>dispatch his intended dinner.  What's to say Dilophosaurus didn't
>just pop a small animal in its mouth and swallow it whole,...

Another good point.

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