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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
David Marjanovic writes:
> Tyrannosaurids don't look at all like specialized
> sauropod-hunters. From such an animal I'd expect the ability to
> make huge wounds in a short time and then retreat. This is what
> carnosaurs, especially carcharodontosaurids, look
> like. Tyrannosaurs were pursuit-and-bite predators.
That's an interesting perspective. What features of allosauroids make
them more suited for wound-and-retreat than tyrannosaurs?
> Sauropods don't run away, and staying to fight with a sauropod is
No arguments here! I wish more of the recentish spate of WWD-like
dinosaur documentaries would show a theropod getting comprehensively
splattered by a sauropod. The world needs more of that kind of thing.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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