T. rex more hyena than lion: Tyrannosaurus rex was opportunistic...

Feb 22, 2011 Full story: Science Daily 39

ScienceDaily - The ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex has been depicted as the top dog of the Cretaceous, ruthlessly stalking herds of duck-billed dinosaurs and claiming the role of apex predator, much as the lion reigns supreme in the African veld.

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“1337-9001”

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#21 Aug 5, 2011
Exactly!... Again!

“Yours truly....”

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#22 Aug 5, 2011
Giganotosaurus wrote:
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Exactly. With all thise features it couldnt be purley a scavenger!!!!
i dont see how any animal that size could be pure scavenger, i cant even see something smaller like say a ceratosaurus being purely scavenger, animals that big need lots of food, far more than wat they could likely find dead

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#23 Aug 6, 2011
Exactly... Again!

“Taste my purging steel”

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#24 Aug 6, 2011
Dang your theorys JACK HORNER!!!!!!!!!!

“1337-9001”

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#25 Aug 6, 2011
I'm getting tired of saying this, but: Exactly!... Again!
Anonymous

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#26 Aug 9, 2011
Some Guy wrote:
I use the word "hate" loosely, but I really hate Jack Horner in the world of paleontology. Its not that Tyrannosaurus wouldn't eat carrion if he got a chance (what predator wouldn't?) but in that program he did "Valley of the T-Rex" he gave literally no room for the idea that Tyrannosaurus was a hunter, even though it is almost CLEAR to me that he was.... Binocular vision, fast, smart by dinosaur standards, not to mention excellent sense of smell and a bone-crushing bite.... but yes, the title of this article is right, because just like anomonyous said, hyenas do most of the hunting on the Savannah, while it is the lions who often use their size and ferociousness to scare away the HYENAS. Then again I'd expect no more from Horner. I prefer Robert T. Bakker. Raptor Red was a good book.
Brilliant. It was obviously evolved as a predator. Thank you.

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#27 Aug 9, 2011
I'm confused. Do humans have binocular vision?

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#28 Aug 9, 2011
yes they do

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#29 Aug 9, 2011
Nitrox wrote:
I'm confused. Do humans have binocular vision?
Oh come on! You seriously don't know that? No offense.

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Yes, we do have binocular vision!

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#30 Aug 9, 2011
3-headed Elvis clone

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#31 Aug 9, 2011
Nitrox wrote:
I'm confused. Do humans have binocular vision?
..........Fail.

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#32 Aug 9, 2011
3-headed Elvis clone wrote:
<quoted text>..........Fail.
No you.(JK):P

“1337-9001”

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#33 Aug 9, 2011
JUST WONDERING! Jeez...
Some Guy

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#34 Aug 10, 2011
Any predator that relies on its eyesight to any degree will have binocular vision most of the time.

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#36 Aug 10, 2011
Yes, but some have better binocular vision than others.
Some Guy

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#37 Aug 10, 2011
anomonyous wrote:
Yes, but some have better binocular vision than others.
"Some animals are more equal than others" -George Orwell

“1337-9001”

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#38 Aug 10, 2011
anomonyous wrote:
Yes, but some have better binocular vision than others.
Ok then.
Anonymous

Somers, CT

#39 Aug 10, 2011
anomonyous wrote:
Yes, but some have better binocular vision than others.
A group which includes Tyrannosaurus rex.

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#40 Aug 10, 2011
Exactly.

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