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Re: Deinonychus and Albertosaurus packs
In a message dated 5/29/99 9:03:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> 2. Albertosaur pack
> At his 5-24-99 lecture in Seattle, Phil Currie mentioned a pack of
> Albertosaurus found by Barnum Brown back in 1910 and forgotten
> in the American Museum collection. There were nine individuals
> collected together at the same site, about half being half-grown
> juveniles with hindlimb and body proportions similar to ornithomimids.
> Phil suggested these tyrannosaurids could have functioned as a pack,
> and if I understand his proposed scenario correctly, the
> the agile and fleet-footed juveniles would have chased and harassed
> --but not directly attacked--the prey (say, a herd of duckbills or
> ceratopsians), eventually distracting or separating out individuals that
> would stray into ambush range of the larger, more powerful adults,
> who would make the kill.
This theory also formed the major part of the article "Dino Hunter" in the
May Discover Magazine.