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Re: Tyrannosaurs gorged on the young



On Tue, 26 Oct 1999 gejd@concentric.net wrote:
> I seem to recall that the dissection of the T.Rex turd involved some
> speculation that the digested remains were those of a young herbivore.
> Something about radius of curvature of the fragments perhaps?
> Also note that bones of the young in the digestive track do not at all
> imply predation. The mortality curves of all species that I know of have
> a big spike in the early years for many reasons, including starvation
> and illness. You can't tell predation from scavenging based on the
> contents of the gut..

Scavenging occurred to me after I'd sent the first post.

Either way, it should be no surprise.