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Re: Theropod Bias?
On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Jonathon Woolf wrote:
> I relaize this is a bit off-topic, but it's just a quickie:
> Rich Travsky wrote:
> > There's a South African australopithecine with puncture wounds
> > on the skull which just happen to fit a set of cheetah jaws.
> What specimen is this and where might I find further information on it,
> please? I've heard of australopiths with wounds attributable to leopard
> and eagle, but never to a cheetah. I'm not sure cheetahs have the jaw
Could well have been a leopard. Writing from memory.
> strength required to drive their teeth all the way through a hominid
> skull. I also don't see why a cheetah, whose normal prey is small, fast
> gazelles of various sorts, would be attacking a hominid.
Well, that would've made us an easy meal! Can't imagine a big cat passing
that up (I know my house cats don't!).
+----------+ Rich Travsky RTRAVSKY @ UWYO . EDU
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