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Re: late night thoughts: not all T. rexes were adults
On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, Scott wrote:
which basically was the running human hunter strategy--we may not be as fast
as you, but we endure better...
Rex as a persistence hunter? hmmm
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From: "John Conway" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: late night thoughts: not all T. rexes were adults
Andy Grass wrote:
I've always been bothered by the idea that fully-grown /T. rex/ were
ambush predators. Their long slender limbs and high CG seem utterly
unsuited to "jumping out from behind a bush" to me.
My armwaving guess is that they walked down sick/old/injured prey,
relying on those long legs to give a more efficient gait. When the prey
were sick of walking and exhausted: CHOMP!