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Saru

T. rex tooth found in dinosaur spine

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Saru

The reputation of Tyrannosaurus rex as a predator rather than as a scavenger has been restored.

The dinosaur's feeding habits have long been debated by academics, with some claiming that T rex was less a ferocious hunter and more a lumbering slowcoach that scavenged the carcasses of beasts that had died at the claws of others.

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Junior Chubb

The return of the king...

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Bavarian Raven

Cool find :)

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WelshRed

it could of lost it's tooth feeding on the corpse though, or am I missing something?

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DecoNoir

it could of lost it's tooth feeding on the corpse though, or am I missing something?

The vertebrae showed signs of bone healing, indicating that this hadrasaur was attacked and managed to get away and live for some time afterward.... unless of course it was a zombie.

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marcos anthony toledo

The prey survived it's wounds healed. Whether T-Rex hunted or scavenged is a foolish and pointless debate predators are and have to be muggers they out to get a meal they attack the young old and crippled because they will give the predator less trouble.

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EtherialNight

I may not be knowledgeable about dinosaurs but surely it makes sense that a T rex would not be a scavenger, and would catch live prey like other predator species we have today, based on it's form, form and function and all that.

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Junior Chubb

it could of lost it's tooth feeding on the corpse though, or am I missing something?

What you missed was reading the article. ;)

No worries though, DecoNoir filled in the blanks for you.

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d e v i c e

How do we know the hadrosaur wasn't just having a little nap when the T rex, thinking the hadrosaur was dead, took a bite out of it and then ran away when the hadrosaur woke up?

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