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Re: T.Rex Feather Skepticism



The prey will always out biomass the predator. There are always diminishing returns up the trophic web. That is why the movie "Raptor Island" was so bad...an island covered in veloceraptors with no prey animals. Canabalism would rule the roost and the population would diminish rapidly.
Frank (Rooster) Bliss
MS Biostratigraphy
Weston, Wyoming


On Sep 13, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Mike Taylor wrote:

Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 19:05:33 -0700
From: "T. Michael Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com>

Sure, a full-grown _T. rex_ is very large; but they aren't that
numerous.  Think of it this way: if you piled up the fur of all the
grizzly bears in North America in one pile and the fur of all the
rabbits in North America in another pile, which pile would be
bigger?

There's only one way to be sure. I'll do the rabbits if you'll do the bears. Race you.

:-)

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