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Re: Dr. Bakker and Dinosaur intellegence (was: Fwd: Bakkermania!)
From: "Matthew Troutman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>May I ask what kind of behaviors?
The most commonly-alleged one is pack hunting (cooperative hunting of
large animals in which multiple individuals attack the animal, with one
serving as a leader).
As I've said, I don't deny that many extant archosaurs show some social
behavior (often very sophisticated in birds), and it seems clear that
dinosaurs socialized as well. But this does not necessarily indicate
That said, I'm not going to get drawn into another interminable thread
with people insisting that there are no behavioral differences between
the Classes (or, more absurdly, the Phyla!); read the archives if you
care about my position on the mammal-saurs.
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