Seen here with a mysterious rash on its neck that bears a striking resemblance to the one on my genitals, the fearsome t-rex may have been a cannibal, munching on the flesh of its own brethren. Ha -- and
all along I you thought they ate horses and cows. You need to read books!
While reviewing the dinosaur fossils of the T. rex, paleontologists from Yale, the University of Alberta, Montana State University and Florida State University found large teeth marks that suggest bites from other T. rex dinosaurs.
"They're the kind of marks that any big carnivore could have made, but T. rex was the only big carnivore in western North America 65 million years ago," said Yale researcher Nick Longrich, in a news release.
Longrich, a Canadian, found a number of examples of this type of cannibalism by reviewing other fossil collections in museums.
"It's surprising how frequent it appears to have been," Longrich said. "We're not exactly sure what that means."
"We're not exactly sure what that means". Well brainiac, I think we can probably rule out a diet of drive-thru tacos and fried chicken. What it means is t-rex's bit each other. Granted it may have been during battle or the bitee may have already been dead, but that's not the point. The point is this: I passed out dead-drunk on the couch over the weekend and when I woke up the dog already had my foot in her mouth. WTF CHLOE -- 4 hours and you're ready to eat me?! *bark* It was 16? Oh. I was wondering why you peed by the door! *bark* Haha, I know it was me, I just like blaming you.
T. rex was a cannibal [cbc]
Thanks to T-Bone, H6E6X6, Annie, DanQ, Alysa, Nerdologie and Miss Bowser, who just assumed they ate cows because that's what they fed them in Jurassic Park. See? I wasn't the only one!