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Re: new paper

Hmm, have this horrible feeling all my illustrations just became inaccurate...

If this is correct, is there any way a solitary or even mating pair of
Deinonychus could bring down a Tenontosaurus?  If not, then netween
this and the research to suggest that their giant claw was more of a
crampon than a scythe, would this make a case for dromaeosaurids being
the scavengers of their environment? (in as much as any animal can be
described as just a scavenger)

On 4/24/07, mkirkaldy@aol.com <mkirkaldy@aol.com> wrote:
What is the DML opinion on this paper?  Were _Deinonychus antirrhopus_
frequently preying on their own kind--more Ora than pack hunter?

Des Maxwell's "Day of the Deinos" from the December 1999/January 2000
issue of Natural History ("Did predatory dinosaurs leave clues to their
pack-hunting habits at kill sites")  is at:


-----Original Message-----
From: farlow@ipfw.edu
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 8:21 AM
Subject: new paper

This just in:

B.T. Roach and D.L. Brinkman.  2007.  A reevaluation of cooperative
pack hunting
and gregariousness in Deinonychus antirrhopus and other nonavian
dinosaurs.  Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 48:

Brinkman was an undergrad student of mine in the day; he worked with me
tyrannosaurid teeth.

This is an interesting critical take on theropod sociality that is
bound to be
controversial.  It also describes an impressive bit of taphonomic CSI
about dromaeosaurid personality.  I won't give the story away any more
that, and simply quote the esteemed Brother Holtz:  Read the paper.
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