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Re: Regarding Spinosaurus

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Steve Brusatte wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jan 2002 19:12:40   
>  Graydon wrote:
> >> 
> >> Interesting idea.  I wish Marco Mendez was still onlist, as I'm sure
> >> he would have something to say.  I'll have to e-mail him later.
> >> Anyway, I like this idea.  Boy, it would sure throw a kink into
> >> Horner's hypotheses (wouldn't it be funny if his big, mean JPIII
> >> Spinosaurus turned out to be a scavenger and Tyrannosaurus a predator?
> >> :-))
> >
> >Not a scavenger; a peculiar predator.
> >
> >(But funny anyway, I think.)
> Oh, sure.  I was just being facetious.  I have a really hard time accepting 
> that any animal _that_ large could be an obligate scavenger.  

Yes and no, consider the size of the animals it would be feeding on. A
dead sauropod would be quite a mountain of dead meat.

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