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Re: Horner's JP3 interview
>James Aronis (quoting Jack Horner):
>"We do know that [the spino] had a skull that was eight feet long, and a body
>was about 60 feet long," Jack Horner [said]. "If we base the ferocious factor
>the length of the animal, there was nothing that ever lived on this planet
>could match this creature. Also, my hypothesis is that T-rex was actually a
>scavenger rather than a killer. Spinosaurus was really the predatory animal."
>So let me see if I've got this straight:
No evidence for this, as no _Spinosaurus_ limbs have been found.
*Only* in _Suchomimus tenerensis_ which was a very specialized piscivorous
baryonychid and probably the *worst* archetype for a spinosaur available.
eyes to the side = predator
Anyway we don't enough _Spinosaurus_ skull material to tell where its eyes were
placed. IIRC we only have parts of the maxillae and dentary, though that new
8ft skull (which I assume is that "Spinosaurus" that HP Jaime Headen has on his
site. If not,then all the better.) might change that.
>Long, slim legs; heavily reinforced skull; binocular vision = scavenger.
I'm surprised that Horner is still stating this. In an interview prior to this
one, he sounded like he was lightening up to the idea of a hunting _T.rex_.
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