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Re: Dromeosaurs most efficient (meanest) hunters
In a message dated 98-02-17 09:01:25 EST, you write:
<< > I believe that dromeosaurs were faster and more agile than a Tyrannosaur
..>>>Faster? Based on what?
based on the countless number of books I've seen that describe them as being
"built for speed"
Dromaeosaurs have just about the shortest and
> broadest tibiae and metatarsals of the nonavian theropods. Tyrannosaurids
> have the longest and most slender tibiae and metatarsals for any theropod in
>their size range. On top of that, tyrannosaurids have some nice
>shock-abosrbing potential in their feet. All other things being equal, a
>tyrannosaurid should be expected to cover more ground per unit time (aka,
>speed) than a dromaeosaurid of the same size. >>
this would make tyrannosaurids among the fastestest of its time for its size,
and definitely faster than its prey.
This supports my original claims , that there is nothing to prove that
were seemingly better (or more efficient) hunters.