Pack hunting dinosaurs

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Pack hunting dinosaurs

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4918292.stm

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At least seven T. rex-sized Mapusaurus roseae have been found together in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of the country.

A pack hunting strategy might have enabled the two-legged carnivore to overpower even bigger plant-eating sauropod dinosaurs.

Can you imagine being hunted by a pack of T. rexs?! :shock:

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The question is why there are seven T rex together. If they all died at once does that mean a bigger pack of something else got them? To be honest, I've always assumed that the carnivores would have hunted in packs anyway, although I'm not sure why. Do alligators hunt in packs? I can't remember.

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I dont think alligators hunt in packs. I thought that there was new evidence that suggested that the T-Rex was a scavenger and didnt actually hunt. Question mark

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If it was a scavenger would it have needed such big teeth? I can't imagine something that massive just waiting around for a victim to die when it could have speeded the process up itself.

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However, new evidence, pieced together by American palaentologist Dr Jack Horner following his 1990 discovery of the most complete T-rex skeleton to date, suggests T-rex wasn't a hunter. The mighty reptile, Horner claims, was in fact a scavenger that used strength and stench to claim the kills of other dinosaurs.

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/bristol/news/ART17662.html?ixsid=

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Also, the Tyrannosaurus' height and size might have been more useful for seeing long distances to find his meals and chasing off other dinosaurs competing for a carcass rather than for hunting live prey.

http://www.unmuseum.org/tyran.htm

They had tiny arms, a large body, and probably didnt run very fast. They had to have huge sharp teeth because they still ate meat...but they probably wouldnt have been very good at chasing their own prey down.

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What if the prey was equally cumbersome?

I'm beginning to sound like a twelve-year-old.

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hahaha. Lauging out loud
well, in that case, they may have been predators.

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Well, that was conclusive wasn't it?

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The answer was right there all along. Winking

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assuming that they were all together when they died and it was actually the exact same time.. then what if the had consumed poison? of course how exact is the timing.. could they not be like elephants and go to a certain place when they know they are going to die?

Ok so now you all know the new member is completely with out a brain cell.. hi ! Smiling face

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"paralyzed" wrote:

Ok so now you all know the new member is completely with out a brain cell.. hi ! Smiling face

Oh no, not another one. Big grin

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* deep sigh* yep.. am I now in a club then?... ameobas annon or something? Winking

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