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Re: Dr. Bakker and Dinosaur intellegence (was: Fwd: Bakkermania!)

From: "Matthew Troutman" <m_troutman@hotmail.com>

>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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