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Frills & spills

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From: zone65@bigpond.com
Date: Tue Sep 23, 2003  6:10:01  PM Australia/Canberra
To: Ken Carpenter <KCarpenter@dmns.org>
Subject: Re: Horn of plenty

On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 12:43 AM, Ken Carpenter wrote:
Ah! but no Triceratops bonebeds are known (just unsubstaniated rumors). They occur as solitary skeletons (hence individuals). Other ceratopsians (e.g., Monoclonius) do occur in bonebeds. No sweeping generalities about herding can be made.

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.

I see - thanks for that info. In that case, please substitute Monoclonius for Triceratops in my "hypothesis"!

That is interesting... I wonder why Triceratops would be solitary where others would live in herds. Apart from the relative size of the animals & their frill/horn configurations, what really were the differences among the ceratopsians?


Peter Markmann