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Re: Students decide if Tyrannosaurus could chase down & kill a Triceratops
> On Feb 19, 2014, at 11:39 PM, Dann Pigdon <email@example.com> wrote:
> Relative speed need have nothing to do with the issue. Slower predators can
> catch faster prey by
> ambushing them, or by having superior stamina and exhausting them in a
> prolonged chase. It also
> helps obligate scavengers to be able to get to a carcass before anything else
> does, so a fast animal
> needn't be an active predator.
Or, as most predators do regardless of speed, a slower predator can focus on
juveniles. Which the vast majority of theropods probably did.