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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
 > ill-advised.

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.

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