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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 <dannj@alphalink.com.au> 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.

--Mike