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Re: Theropod territorial ranges



For what it's worth, Greg Paul discusses the issue of dinosaurian (not strictly theropods) polar migration in:

Paul, G. S. 1988. Physiological, migratorial, climatological. geophysical, survival, and evolutionary implications of Cretaceous polar dinosaurs. Journal of Paleontology 62: 640-652.

Jordan Mallon

Undergraduate Student, Carleton University
Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoecology

Website: http://www.geocities.com/paleoportfolio/
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From: "James Farlow" <farlow@ipfw.edu>
Reply-To: farlow@ipfw.edu
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>, <dinowight@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Theropod territorial ranges
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 10:29:23 -0500

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


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