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Re: Paralitans (Mangrove swamps)



You don't need to postulate theropod hunting strategies to account for a
concentration of herbivores in an extensive "mangrove swamp" system -
consider the possibility of a strong monsoon pattern that dried out the
inland areas seasonally, and drastically reduced usable water holes.
Modern herbivores can get by in such situations if they can find enough
greenstuff to meet their moisture needs - but they tend to migrate to
reach either water or greenstuff.  If such a seasonal climate existed,
it would have concentrated your critters into the coastal edge and the
predators would have followed along - for them it could have been an
annual festival!  I suppose that a region subject to severe drought
cycles could produce the same apparent concentration of herbivore
remains.