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Re: The absurdity, the absurdity (was: Cooperating theropods?)
From: "TRUETT GARNER" <DINOBOY@worldnet.att.net>
>1.) Evidence of social groups of Deinonychus in association with
>Tenontosaurus have been found ,
Social groups? Really? And where was that?
>indicating that the former fed on the
And how is that indicated?
> If Deinonychus fed socially , why could it not have hunted in a
>social group ?
Because social hunting requires more intelligence than Deinonychus
>4.)I have a hard time envisioning Deinonychus as a small-game hunter
>worse yet , a scavenger content to feast on putrid Tenontosaurus and
>picking it's teeth with it's built-in retractable toe-toothpick .
Well, you're a paleoartist, and many paleoartists prefer to see their
carnivores as dramatic, don't they? Anyway, is a lion a "small-game
hunter" because it doesn't regularly hunt animals much larger than it?
>6.) Dinosaurs were probably very good at being Dinosaurs .
Whatever that means.
>So why couldn't Deinonychus (or any number of gregarious theropods )
>in a pack on occasion ?
Why can't camels hunt in packs on occasion? You've got to flush out
your headgear and look at the animal based on its anatomy and probable
intelligence, not as the creature "dancing dinosaur" advocates *want* it
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