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RE: WDRA question
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> Brian Hathaway
> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 8:03 AM
> "When Dinosaurs Roamed America" had a seen where and allosaur chomped a
> ceratosaur in an ambush. My question is, although I
> have no doubt a hungry allosaur would take advantage of a situation that
> confronted it, how likely would this have been? Today,
> carnivores (lions, bears, etc.) typically don't feast on other carnivores but
> prefer the zebras/deer/etc. either from taste or
> value instincts. How often have carnivore remnants (that aren't small
> juveniles) been found in tyrannosaur/etc. fossil
> stomachs? Wouldn't a larger and more tasty iguanodon been preferred?
Where do you get the idea that carnivores prefer the taste of herbivores? Meat
is meat. Hawks eat plenty of jays, for instance.
Lions eat leopard cubs. Wolves kill coyotes. It happens
Furthermore, we have the case of a Microraptor in the guts of Sinocalliopteryx:
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA