The Fossil Record of Predation in Dinosaurs

  title={The Fossil Record of Predation in Dinosaurs},
  author={J. O. Farlow and T. Holtz},
  • J. O. Farlow, T. Holtz
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Predatory theropod dinosaurs can usually be identified as such by features of their jaws, teeth, and postcrania, but different clades of these reptiles differed in their adaptations for prey handling. Inferences about theropod diets and hunting behavior based on functional morphology are sometimes supported by evidence from taphonomic associations with likely prey species, bite marks, gut contents, coprolites, and trackways. Very large theropods like Tyrannosaurus are unlikely to have been pure… CONTINUE READING
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