Tyrannosaurus rex was a baby killer
Published on August 5th, 2009 | by Admin0
According to a new study by palaeontologists, Tyrannosaurus rex feasted on defenceless young prey.
His study, carried out with Oliver Rauhut of the Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology in Munich, suggests baby-eating was a common behaviour among the large predatory dinosaurs, offering a possible explanation why so few juvenile dinosaurs have been found in fossil records.
The pair, whose work was published in the journal Lethaia and reported in The Independent, believe eating baby dinosaurs whole or in large pieces enabled T.rex to digest the minerals and nutrients stored in the bones of their small prey.