Study Into Dinosaur Scars Contributes To Understanding Of Prehistoric Battle For Dominance


A new study has found that male Tyrannosaurs would get into fierce battles for dominance and to attract the opposite gender, often with many scars and bite marks as the outcome of the battle.

This is the hypothesis the study puts forward, and was the outcome close examination of 202 specimens with about 324 battle scars and bite marks. The study was undertaken by a team of palaeontologists from Alberta.

The results of the study were published on the 6th of September in Paleobiology. In the report, the scientist note that orientation and position of facial scars is consistent across various tyrannosaur species, meaning the marks resulted from repeated conflict.

The study also says that they found scars in about 60 percent of the adult skulls they examined.

However, they are yet to find a way to tell the gender of the skulls.


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