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Deinonychus attacking

Deinonychus attacking a plant-eater.

Michael Skrepnick
© Michael Skrepnick


This illustration of Deinonychus antirrhopus hunting an plant-eater is based on fossils from Montana. These fossils provided some evidence for pack-hunting as all these dinosaurs apparently died at the same time. However, it is also possible that their deaths were due to fighting over the recent kill, rather than co-operative hunting.

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