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Tyrannosaurs hunting sauropods (was late night thoughts: misunderstand what?)
Dann Pigdon writes:
> Tyrannosaur bite marks have been confirmed on hadrosaur and ceratopian
> bones, however as far as I'm aware no confirmed bite marks have been found
> on sauropod neck vertebrae.
The same tyrannosaur bite that would make a nice, neat tooth-mark on a
Triceratops pelvis would reduce a typical sauropod cervical to
unidentifiable fragments. Remember these things are made of bone
usually no more than one or two cm thick, often much thinner. For a
particularly extreme example, see Figure 7.4 in Wedel 2005:
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