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Re: Theropod territorial ranges



Does anybody know if there has been any work to
estimate the possible range of a theropod dinosaurs
territory, and if not, what would make a good modern
analogue?


I've published a few articles relevant to this matter:

J.O. Farlow.  1993.  On the rareness of big, fierce animals: 
speculations about the body sizes, population densities, and geographic
ranges of predatory mammals and large carnivorous dinosaurs.  American
Journal of Science 293-A:167-199

J.O. Farlow, P. Dodson, and A. Chinsamy.  1995.  Dinosaur biology. 
Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 26: 445-471.

J.O. Farlow.  2001.  _Acrocanthosaurus_ and the maker of Comanchean
large-theropod footprints.  Pp. 408-427 in D.H. Tanke and K. Carpenter,
eds. Mesozoic Vertebrate Life.  Indiana University Press.

J.O. Farlow and E. R. Pianka, in press.  Body size overlap, habitat
partitioning, and living-space requirements of terrestrial vertebrate
predators: implications for large-theropod paleoecology.  To be
published in Historical Biology