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Re: evasive, camouflaged flocking

As for dinosaurs, many were the size of elephants or bison or
wildebeest, all of which have comparatively uniform coloration.

Being an extremely large herd animal (like an elephant) is its own best defense against predators; juveniles and sickly animals not withstanding. You don't need to hide when you're too big to be messed with by most predators in your vicinity.

Camouflaged "prey" animals and predators use camouflage to hide from hunters or hide from prospective prey, respectively. I can certainly imagine smaller "prey" dinosaurs and predatory dinosaurs having camouflage coloration.

--Kevin Hedgpeth

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