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Re: For you T. Rex addicts out there! - Part 2
And if Horner says T. rex was a touch more hyena than lion, you have to
He's probably right. Contrary to popular belief, the spotted hyena is an
active hunter, as well as a scavenger. Though I don't have the data at
hand, I have heard that some hyena packs include a higher proportion of live
prey in their diets than certain prides of lions.
(You know, the predator-versus-scavenger dichotomy in modern mammal behavior
has just got to go!)
Nowhere in the scientific literature does anyone present evidence to
rex being a predator
Hmmm. Paul Erickson, Ken Carpenter and at least one eminent subscriber to
the DML will be surprised to hear this...
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