New research suggests Tyrannosaurus Rex hunted rather than scavenged
photo by Raoul Pop on flickr
A paper published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a hunter rather than a scavenger.
From the abstract:
Our results suggest that T. rex and other extremely large carnivorous dinosaurs would have been unable to compete as obligate scavengers and would have primarily hunted large vertebrate prey, similar to many large mammalian carnivores in modern-day ecosystems.
[via ars technica]
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