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Titanoceratops by BenitoDLR Titanoceratops :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 5 0 Was T-Rex a hunter or a scavenger by BenitoDLR Was T-Rex a hunter or a scavenger :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 9 0 Triceratops Hatching Out (Oil) by BenitoDLR Triceratops Hatching Out (Oil) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 2 0 Triceratops Hatching Out by BenitoDLR Triceratops Hatching Out :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 10 0 My Two Companions by BenitoDLR My Two Companions :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 2 0 My Manikin Friend by BenitoDLR My Manikin Friend :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 0 0 Giraffatitan Male  Female (Oil) by BenitoDLR Giraffatitan Male Female (Oil) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 4 0 Here Kitty Kitty Kitty by BenitoDLR Here Kitty Kitty Kitty :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 2 0 Giraffatitan Male Study (Watercolor Sketch) by BenitoDLR Giraffatitan Male Study (Watercolor Sketch) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 3 0 Giraffatitan Study (Watercolor Sketch) by BenitoDLR Giraffatitan Study (Watercolor Sketch) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 4 0 Dodo Bird (Inktober) by BenitoDLR Dodo Bird (Inktober) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 2 1 Great Auk (Inktober) by BenitoDLR Great Auk (Inktober) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 1 0 Giraffatitan Head Study (Pencil Sketch) by BenitoDLR Giraffatitan Head Study (Pencil Sketch) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 4 0 Giraffatitan (Pencil Sketch) by BenitoDLR Giraffatitan (Pencil Sketch) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 7 0 The Wolfman (Oil Painting) by BenitoDLR The Wolfman (Oil Painting) :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 2 0 Pteranodon Geosternbergia by BenitoDLR Pteranodon Geosternbergia :iconbenitodlr:BenitoDLR 6 0


REBOR Oddities: Chickenosaurus Embryo by REBORstudio REBOR Oddities: Chickenosaurus Embryo :iconreborstudio:REBORstudio 4 1 Tytoraptor clamorlarua - Ark Fan Dossier by Zemeraire Tytoraptor clamorlarua - Ark Fan Dossier :iconzemeraire:Zemeraire 6 3 Tytoraptor clamorlarua Sketch Full body by Zemeraire Tytoraptor clamorlarua Sketch Full body :iconzemeraire:Zemeraire 1 0 Tytoraptor clamorlarua Sketch Angry Bust by Zemeraire Tytoraptor clamorlarua Sketch Angry Bust :iconzemeraire:Zemeraire 3 0 Tytoraptor clamorlarua Colored by Zemeraire Tytoraptor clamorlarua Colored :iconzemeraire:Zemeraire 3 0 Tytoraptor clamorlarua Colored Bust by Zemeraire Tytoraptor clamorlarua Colored Bust :iconzemeraire:Zemeraire 2 0 Spinosaurus aegyptiacus (bipedal) by MarkM98 Spinosaurus aegyptiacus (bipedal) :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 19 7 Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus by MarkM98 Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 10 7 Velociraptor mongoliensis by MarkM98 Velociraptor mongoliensis :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 19 0 Shuvuuia deserti by MarkM98 Shuvuuia deserti :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 36 8 Raptorex kriegsteini (juvenile Tarbosaurus) by MarkM98 Raptorex kriegsteini (juvenile Tarbosaurus) :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 20 0 Supersaurus vivianae by MarkM98 Supersaurus vivianae :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 26 2 Deinocheirus mirificus by MarkM98 Deinocheirus mirificus :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 45 16 Buitreraptor gonzalezorum by MarkM98 Buitreraptor gonzalezorum :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 50 2 Coelophysis bauri by MarkM98 Coelophysis bauri :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 44 0 Kentrosaurus aethiopicus by MarkM98 Kentrosaurus aethiopicus :iconmarkm98:MarkM98 47 3


Was T-Rex a hunter or a scavenger
Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most famous dinosaur, was widespread through out North America. Tyrannosaurus was one of the largest terrestrial carnivorous dinosaurs ever, but whether it was an active solitary or pack hunting predator or just an opportunistic scavenger is a subject of much debate.
The animal's hips and legs seemed to indicate that Tyrannosaurus may have been no more than a slow runner or just a walker, only able to take small, clumsy steps. Calculations have also shown that the animal's height and weight were so great that if it fell while running, the impact would have been enough to break it skull and ribs. The tiny forearms would not have broken the force of impact.
There is little direct evidence to support this notion, however, and considerable evidence to demonstrate that T-Rex could have hunt and kill other animals. For example, a duckbilled Edmontosaurus skeleton from Montana bears a wound at the base of its tail that matches the shape of the mouth of an adult Tyrannosaurus. What is interesting is that this wound had healed over, indicating that the hadrosaur was alive during and after the time T-Rex bit into it. Paleontologists concluded that this fossil about how T-Rex hunted living animals. But as a solitary predator or hunted in packs?
How social was T-Rex? Fossil discoveries show that groups of different individuals of various ages of Albertosaurus and of Tyrannosaurus at least sometimes lived together, because they were buried together. It may be that T-Rex, and maybe some of their relatives, hunted in family packs like modern day wolves and lions. Some scientists suggest that the faster young T-Rexes could have chase their prey toward the waiting jaws of their powerful parents. Even if they did live together, T-Rex wouldn't always get along.
If you look at the cast of the brain, T-Rex have had a huge olfactory lobe, meaning that Tyrannosaurus had a tremendous sense of smell. Aided by its keen scent of smell, Tyrannosaurus may have scavenged from the bones of animals that were already dead. Being the largest predator of its time, it was able to scare away other feeding animals and dine on its stolen prey in peace, unless disturbed by another, larger Tyrannosaurus. However, scientists have noted that a good sense of smell could also be used to detect live prey as well as for behaviors unrelated to food acquisition.
I would accept that T-Rex was both a pack hunting predator and an opportunistic scavenger like most large carnivores. Because I don't think there's any evidence of T-Rex being a solitary hunter. And when someone should come up with that evidence, I don't think we should say it.


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Benito Moises De La Rosa Jr.
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United States
I am a Hispanic artist who loves to draw animals including dinosaurs. I also love to draw other things like backgrounds, unexplored places and things, and I hope to achieve my goal as a paleontologist and paleoartist no matter how long it takes.
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Zemeraire Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all the faves!
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving... well, mostly everything :)
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
:iconceilingcatplz::iconthanksplz: for all the recent faves! :iconsomeredhearts:
LoganWaynee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Heyy, thank you so much for the fave! :love: 
Watch me if you like my artwork!
LoganWaynee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! I appreciate it!
MrBanksArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for watching
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thanks for the faves!
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Thanks a lot for watching and supporting my artworks :) (Smile) 
BenitoDLR Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say to all my watchers thank you. I know I haven't commented on anything. That's because I've been very busy on other stuff I didn't get a chance to reply on you guys comment. I think you artists are awesome and I really want to know more about you all. I'm glad to be a part of a cool media with all of you awesome artists. And thank you.😉👍
KaidokJ Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018   Digital Artist

Thanks for the fav on Inktober 10 - Flowing a.k.a Time stops for no man


I’ve never been much of a nature lover, well, there was this one time, at band camp, but never again. However, I do occasionally like to match wits with Mother Nature in a friendly game of Will This Kill Me, or camping as some people like to call it. But you’ve got to do it right. None of this glamping business, with the fancy tents and modern technologies, like fire or clothing. Camping is about survival and awakening your primal instincts. You just can’t do that if you succumb to the weaknesses of underwear or flashlights. It’s all about respecting nature. How can you expect a three week old, dead, rabid, zombie koala bear to maul and eat your intestines if it has to rip its way through your jeans as well as your abdomen? I know. It’s completely unrealistic. Sure, their claws are sharp and the zombie virus makes them abnormally strong, but jeans are a tough material to tear and their cute little hands are so tiny. Can you really live with yourself knowing that because you couldn’t bare it in the wild, an insatiably ravenous, unholy marsupial might starve? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want that on my conscience, which is why I always expose all my vulnerabilities to the infinite dangers of the great outdoors. Just to keep things sporting.


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