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Re: Big Theropod dug up in South America (ABC Science News Online): Repost
In a message dated 5/1/99 12:00:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Apparently, they bred them big south of the equator! Go here:
(From the article, which is taken from Reuters)
> Largest Meat-Eater Skeleton?
> New Dinosaur Find in Patagoni
> Big Lizards Scared Off T. rex?
> Giganotosaurus ruled over South America for millions of years, and
> scientists suspect it was the reason the slightly smaller T. rex did not
> stray south.
> The 90-million-year-old fossils, <SNIP>
Quick, boys and girls, can anyone give me a better reason?
> As with past discoveries in Patagonia and in Alberta, Canada, the
> close grouping of the bones suggests the hunters stalked their prey in
> ?It?s an accumulation (of bones) out of which eventually we may be
> able to piece together part of a herd and obtain evidence about
> behaviour,? said Coria.
The writers of articles such as this need to be more careful about
fanciful interpretation of what the scientist actually said. Witness the
recent "armored sauropod."