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Re: A Tale of Two Tails [joke]
Rich Travsky <rtravsky@UWYO.EDU> wrote:
> Defense should not be thought of strictly in terms of breaking a
> limb (TRex leg in this case). A simple knock down may be all that's
> needed, the hadrosaur then utilizing this opportunity to run while
> the rex tries to pick itself up.
I'm sorry to do this, but I've been holding back for over a day now...
It really wouldn't take much for a hadrosaur to kill a Tyrannosaur.
All it would have to do is stick out it's leg to trip the beast. Even
a little rodent analogue can accomplish the feat. There's a drawing
of such an occurrence in the literature, so it *has* to be true...
If you don't believe me, check out:
J. O. Farlow, M. B. SMith, and J. M. Robinson, (1995). "Body mass,
bone 'strength indicator', and cursorial potential of
_Tyrannosaurus_ _rex_" _Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology_,
(If anyone wants to actually get serious about this and you weren't
here last year I recommend that you look through the archives of this
Mickey Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org)