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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, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
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
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
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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