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Dinosaur survivorship curves?

I'm studying for my ecology exam and a question just popped into my mind
- has anyone ever tried constructing some theoretical survivorship
curves for dinosaurs?  As impossible as it would be to determine, I can
just imagine something like _Brachiosaurus_ exhibiting a Type III curve,
where the death rate is high for juveniles and decreases considerably
for the adults as they grow larger; somewhat like modern-day sea
If nothing else, it's interesting to think about and certainly helpful
when I'm studying.
Wish me luck!

Jordan Mallon

Undergraduate Student, Carleton University
Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoecology

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