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Re: Addendum to Trex vision as support for scavenging...

On Tue, 4 Jul 2006, Dann Pigdon wrote:
Quoting don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>:
If my figures are correct--

Taking a Trex stride as 1.76m, assuming a stride frequency of 2 seconds (I believe 2 sec is conservative), and using Stevens' far point of 6 km, Trex could walk to his limiting far point in ~1.9 hrs. This means that, assuming visual cues in the form of volant scavengers were available, Trex could monitor, from a stationary position, ~113 sq km (11340 hectares) with a two hour arrival time...

Of course, this assumes that T.rex is striding about in a completely flat, treeless desert. :)

He just put some upper bounds on the matter.