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Ceratopain defense part II

ou wrote: 

>I think this might be a species thing; the long horn species might just
>go for a stab, while the short horns might go for a bite.

Could be. One problem with the horns is that not all genera have the horns 
pointing in the same direction. T. horridus has the horns pointing forward, T. 
albertensis has it pointing slightly backward, Diceratops streight 
up, Pentaceratops streight up and slightly forward, etc. In order for the 
streight up horned ceratopian's to stap another one, they'd have to have to 
have hold it's head verticel to the ground, which wouldn't allow them t
o see what they were stabing.

  That beak
>looks like it could wreak some serious carnage, and anyone who's tussled
>with a macaw will tell you that those beaks are something to be feared!
I've nealry always thought that the beak was indeed the most dangerous part of 
the skull.

Dare I say this, D. Varner will tell me I'm teasing people agian, but...

I've written and article for Dinosaur World about ceratopsian stance 
and should be out in a month or so. I'd be interested in what people 
think about it when it get published.