[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Tarbosaurus?

Jeffrey Martz wrote:
>     Juvenile mortality being high in nature today is not a Just So Story.
> Every individual can only die once, so IF most individuals die before
> reaching maturity, there WILL be more total dead juveniles then adults.  If
> we don't see more dead fossil juveniles then adults, suggesting that there
> is some kind of bias against fossilizing juveniles is therefore pretty
> reasonable, isn't it? <snip>

Cannabalism springs to mind.

Flying Goat Graphics
(Society of Vertebrate Paleontology member)