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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
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