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Re: tyrannosaurs and phorusracids (was reply to:Large theropod
> Just to remind people, there IS documented evidence that tyrannosaurs did
> attack living adult hadrosaurids: the Denver Museum of Natural History
> Edmontosaurus has a bite mark of the proper size, shape, and position to
> have come from a T. rex (the only known predator of the appropriate size and
> shape in the vicinity). As the wound healed (somewhat), the attack was
> unsuccessful, but it does indicate that at least one Tyrannosaurus attacked
> a living, adult Edmontosaurus at least once in the history of these two
> (You can see this specimen at the museum, or featured in the documentary
> "The Ultimate Guide to T. rex").
Brian Franczak also did a painting of this attack which is featured
in, among other things, the Audobon Guide to Familiar Dinosaurs. It
features a group of tyrannosaurs advancing, appropriately enough,
from a wood as the hadrosaurs flee, one experiencing an
all-too-close call. It is nifty.
Never one to resist beating something to death,
"I see your schwartz
is as big as mine."