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Re: Tyrannosaurs gorged on the young



On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Larry Dunn wrote:
> Here's the story:
> 
> http://www.discovery.com/news/briefs/brief1.html?ct=3815c276
> 
> So, what conclusions about tyrannosaur behavior can
> the lay-dude safely draw from this data?  
> 
> Was preying on sub-adults the tyrannosaur's likely MO
> (like the MO of many extant predators)?  Are there
> modern predators that take exclusively juvenile prey? 
> (I am always a little loath to read too much into
> evidence.  Help me out here.)

Feeding on the young of other species should not come as a
surprise. Considering that the article mentions only one
find like this, it would be next to impossible to generalize.