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Re: Big = Old = Advanced?



>Yes to spots and stripes.  Horner was referring to hatchlings which had
>been totally abandoned.  For the deer model to be analagous the dinosaur
>mother would have to tend the nest inside deep cover.

Not if the strategy was used after the young left the nest.

>Yet, forest elephants exist and are quite hard to spot
>(apparently). 

They are extremely difficult to see in the wild, as are other large forest
herbivorous animals like the Sumatran Rhinoceros, Okapi etc.
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