Thursday 8 March 2012

Velociraptor , Predator or Scavenger ?

Velociraptor's last meal revealed
By Ella Davies
Reporter, BBC Nature
Velociraptors did not turn down a free meal
The bone of a large flying reptile has been found in the gut of a Velociraptor, sparking fresh discussion among palaeontologists. Velociraptors have previously been described as "hyper predators". However, scientists suggest this pterosaur was too large to be the Velociraptor's intended prey but could have been scavenged. The findings are published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology.An international team of scientists revealed the drama of 75 million years ago with a detailed analysis of the skeleton found in the Gobi desert, Mongolia.

The more we find out the less we realise we know. The same could be said about cryptids.

No comments: