Migratory patterns in dinosaurs?
Name: R Kimmins
Is there any evidence of migratory patterns being exhibited by dinosaurs
or did they just wander around?
UNSUBSTANTIATED RUMOR: I saw a TV program on PBS recently in which one scientist
holds that indeed, some species of dinosaur migrated on a seasonal basis. Mostly,
these animals were herbivores moving to better grazing areas, partially dictated
by the fact that their enormous appetites clear-cut whole forests, and they would
have to move to other areas to find food. As a result of course, predatory dinosaurs
such as T. rex or Allosaurus had to follow the prey, and thus inadvertently became
nomadic as well.
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