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Re: Dinosaurs vs. mammals: a hypothetical scenario





On Thu, 7 Apr 2011, Dann Pigdon wrote:

On Fri, Apr 8th, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:

Perhaps large mammals would be very challenged by the larger
dinosaurs, with faster reproductive and growth rates. In addition to
competition with herbivorous dinosaurs, they would suffer predation
they were not adapted to deal from large theropods.

Unless mammals indulged in 'egg feasts'. I doubt there were any mammals in the Mesozoic that could dig up a dinosaur egg and carry it off while

Hmmm. Perhaps pack predators like canines, crack the egg, and eat while you can or carry off the embryo... OTOH, if there is no post hatching
parental care, the young could really be snacked on.