Photo: "Mighty" T. Rex Mostly Picked Off Youngsters?



Two Mapusaurus adults chase down a young Argentinosaurus dinosaur in an artist's illustration.

Contrary to depictions in films, in books, and with plastic toys on the living room rug, T. rex, Mapusaurus, and their large predatory kin very rarely attacked full-grown adult dinosaurs, an August 2009 study says. Instead the dinosaurs hunted like modern predators, which selectively attack vulnerable and inexperienced juveniles.

Illustration by Luis Rewy


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