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Re: How would Tyrannosaurus approach a Triceratops?
--- Eric Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Couldn't the damage also be interpreted as the
> attack coming from the side and the during one point
> biting at the head? Damage to the horn and frill
> doesn't necessairly mean a frontal assault.
If a T. rex succeeded in approaching close enough
from the side to attack, it would almost certainly
strike at the belly or flanks, quickly incapacitating
the Triceratops. But the Triceratops would most likely
detect the approaching predator and turn to face it.
> --- Tim Donovan <email@example.com> wrote:
> > --- "Richard W. Travsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > On those remains that are known, do the horns
> > > any
> > > sign of damage, impact stress, whatever?
> > Remember Happ's recent study? The specimen-SUP
> > IIRC-displays a partly broken off horn with a
> > healed
> > puncture wound, and a frill with wounds which
> > the spacing of T. rex teeth. That suggests
> > Triceratops
> > faced its opponent or charged it.
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