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Re: taxonomy is not stratigraphy (was Re: JVP 25(2): New Dinos, Birds, Discoveries)



On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, Denver Fowler wrote:
> --- Tim Donovan <uwrk2@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Denver Fowler wrote:
> > 
> > > >this makes the assumption that adult tyrannosaurs
> > > attacked adult 
> > > >titanosaurs which is rather unlikely.
> > > 
> > > Agreed.  Unless the adult titanosaur was wounded
> > or
> > > sick.
> > 
> > 
> > P. Currie mentioned healed bite marks on sauropod
> > bone
> > from the Morrison, IIRC, suggesting that even early
> > theropods attacked sauropods capable of defending
> > themselves.
> 
> But how big was the sauropod? Saurophaganax and
> Torvosaurus were big enough to have a good go at a
> medium sized sauropod maybe. 

And as a further question, can the age of the sauropod when it received
the wound be determined? If it is was younger, it would have been
smaller (relatively speaking).

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