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RE: Tyrannosaurus vs. "larger" Theropods



At 12:38 PM 5/27/00 -0700, Tracy Ford wrote:
True the animal had a bite or some such on the tail, but it didn't die
because of it. Would this mean T. rex was a bad hunter because the prey got
away?

No. Based on living predators, a success rate of 33% would be very good, and succeeding more than half of the time would be truly remarkable. Only one predator I know of ever manages much better than that (and even there, only the most skilled individuals reach those levels).


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