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Re: Definition of "scavenging"



In a message dated 98-02-02 12:43:20 EST, kodiak@inetworld.net writes:

<< And isn't it more likely than not that a T. rex, using it's imposing
 size (and attitude), would steal kills from any smaller predator (including
 other T. rex's) at every possible opportunity? >>

I think of this as the "de Camp" hypothesis, since I saw it first in the book
_Day of the Dinosaur_ by L. Sprague & Catherine Crook de Camp, back in the
early 1970s. Any earlier references to the idea that larger-size dinosaur
predators evolved their larger size in order to "hijack" (as the de Camps put
it) carcasses killed by smaller dino-predators?