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Re: Fw: Ceratopsian Frills
In a message dated 4/27/2004 2:00:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>> I was referring to the multi tonned centrosaurs and chasmosaurs. My
>>> observation was that people get hung up on ceratopsians using thier horns
>>> as defence, while not taking into account that many large ceratopsians'
>>> horns didn't face forward, and wouldn't have been effective as spears.<<<
I think Cliff's suggestion is a good one, and have made it myself (as have
others). It is also important to remember that a multi-tonne ceratopsian
running into a tyrannosaur would be very dangerous even without horns. Kinetic
energy can suck.
Zoology & Physiology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82070