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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

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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