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Re: Triceratops Was A Social Animal

Hi DMLers
CMIIW, but wasn't it already shown by fossils that ornitishians, or most, (if not all dinosaurs), were social creatures?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Janet m vandenburgh" <van02@cox.net>
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Subject: Triceratops Was A Social Animal


Triceratops Was A Social Animal, Group Of Dinosaur Fossils Suggests
ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2009) -

Until now, Triceratops was thought to be unusual among its ceratopsid
relatives. While many ceratopsids-a common group of herbivorous dinosaurs
that lived toward the end of the Cretaceous-have been found in enormous
bonebed deposits of multiple individuals, all known Triceratops (over 50 in
total) fossils have been solitary individuals.


In 2005, Brusatte and colleagues found and excavated a site that contained
multiple Triceratops juveniles in 66-million-year-old rocks in southeastern
Montana. The geological evidence ...


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