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Re: attack on dinosaur--horrific video
"Horner observed that a hypsilophodont rookery
was on an island. Even if one dino of a breeding pair
had to sit the nest, a mate could help protect it.
These behaviors could probably evolve quickly under
the selective pressure of nest predation."
I believe that the Hysilophodonts were actually Troodons on the
island, which I find really quite cool. Predators protecting their
nest from other predators while one parent (if that was the case)
brought home the bacon. A gated community almost.
If that were so, then wouldn't the Troodons quickly dispatch all
small prey on the island and need to head to the shore for other prey?