T. Rex's Smaller Cousin Ate Like a Falcon, Study Finds

May 21, 2013 7:19 PM

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T. Rex's Smaller Cousin Ate Like a Falcon, Study Finds

A smaller cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, called Allosaurus, may have fed on its prey in a fashion similar to modern-day falcons, a new study finds.

Researchers at Ohio University in Athens found that while a T. rex whips its head from side to side to gorge on its victims, the Allosaurus — a theropod that lived about 150 million years ago in the late Jurassic period — may have been a more dexterous hunter, using its neck and body to tug flesh fr...

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