Dinosaur Predation

Evidence and Ecomorphology
  • Thomas R. HoltzJr.
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 20)


Carnivorous dinosaurs (Theropoda) such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor mongoliensis, and Spinosaurus aegyptiacus are among the most popularly known fossil species and (perhaps together with the felid Smilodon and the synapsid Dimetrodon) represent the public’s primary vision of extinct predators. Numerous restorations of theropods engaged in mortal combat with each other or with one of the many clades of herbivorous dinosaurs are among the most common illustrations of life in the ancient past.


Trace Fossil Skull Length Predatory Mode Tooth Mark United States National Museum 
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  • Thomas R. HoltzJr.
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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