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Re: Live From Dinosaur Island



----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Pearce" <tpearce@cix.co.uk>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: Live From Dinosaur Island

> > [I wrote:]
> > Another topic -- does anyone have a suggestion as to why 2 theropods of
> > similar size (*Eotyrannus*: 4 -- 6 m, *Neovenator*: 6 -- 8 m, the latter
> > probably having a relatively longer tail) and build could coexist?
>
> Why shouldn't it be possible? Assuming that the conditions were suitable &
> competition was minimal, then surely two fairly large predators would have
> been able to coexist.

Apparently competition was minimal, I just wonder why, because their hunting
styles aren't supposed to be very different, and *Allosaurus* was a good
deal larger than *Stokesosaurus* in an otherwise similar situation.