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Re: Herbivore protection



Wayne A. Bottlick wrote:

> So either we find a new defence for the hadrosaurs...

A quote from THE HUNTERS (Philip Whitfield, Simon & Schuster 1978):

"The lion is not a fast runner over long distances -- a fact which makes
the speed of many of the hoofed animals it kills their most important
defense."

Might it not just be possible that quadrupedal hadrosaurs could simply
outrun bipedal theropods over long distances? Speculating along the lines
of poison skin or noxious glandular secretions is fruitless, since the
fossil record cannot supply proof for such ideas.

Brian Franczak (franczak@ntplx.net)