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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
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From: "Mike Taylor" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:23 AM
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?
Their teeth are cutting rather than crunching, and their arms, while longer,
were weaker, indicating they didn't "bite-and-hold".