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Re: T.rex predation

> Date:          Sat, 20 Sep 1997 11:07:07 -0400 (EDT)
> Reply-to:      jbois@umd5.umd.edu
> From:          John Bois <jbois@umd5.umd.edu>
> To:            Chris Campbell <sankarah@ou.edu>
> Another negative for hadrosaurs is the inefficiency of food.  A deer
> converts bulk forage into high quality milk.  A hadrosaur must bring raw
> forage or regurgitate somewhat processed forage.  These are not as
> efficient and the parent would probably have to do it more often (alerting
> preds. at the same time)--and it would be more smelly and noisy.  All in
> all, if I were a hadrosaur hatchling, I would cast my lot with the herd.

Well, I would bet a lot of money you are right about how hadrosaurs 
feed their hatchlings/young, but would you bet your life they did it 
that way?  Are mammary/like glands or other mechanisms an 

As always, this is only an opinion, subject to
retraction and recall without notice, and with 
due respect to others opinions.


Michael Teuton MD