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Re: Carcharodontosaurus & Spinosaurus
Interesting... I wonder how often wolves and bears get into confrontations...?
Waylon Rowley wrote:
> --- "THammann@t-online.de" <THammann@t-online.de>
> > Carcharodontosaurus saharicus and Spinosaurus
> > aegyptiacus lived at the same
> > time in the same region. Are there any ideas about
> > their different life-style?
> > Did they really share the same habitat? Were they
> > contrahents? Or did they fed
> > on completely different prey and existed just beside
> > the other?
> > Maybe there are some interesting hypothesis on the
> > list...
> Greetings from Oregon USA, Thomas!
> I've been especially interested in the
> non-coelurosaurian tetanurans for quite some time now,
> and what little I've learned about the saharan taxa
> suggests that the large spinosaurs in that region fed
> on large fish and probably the ornithischians.
> Carcharodontosaurs seemed to have evolved to hunt the
> larger sauropods, and therefore the predatory habits
> of these animals did not overlap as much. Although I'm
> sure there were many encounters between these
> creatures, it was probably not a common affair, and
> rarely resulted in a JP3-style battle. At least that's
> my take on the situation.
> Waylon Rowley
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