Students will analyze the coevolution of the predator–prey relationships between Tyrannosaurus rex and its prey species using analyses of animal speeds from fossilized trackways, prey-animal armaments, adaptive behaviors, bite marks on prey-animal fossils, predator–prey ratios, and scavenger competition. The students will be asked to decide whether T. rex was a predator, an opportunistic scavenger, or an obligate scavenger.
The Coevolution of Tyrannosaurus & Its Prey: Could Tyrannosaurus Chase Down & Kill a Triceratops for Lunch?
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S. Randolph May; The Coevolution of Tyrannosaurus & Its Prey: Could Tyrannosaurus Chase Down & Kill a Triceratops for Lunch?. The American Biology Teacher 1 February 2014; 76 (2): 118–123. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.2.8
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