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Researchers: Allosaurus consumed other dinosaurs in a vicious manner

May 22, 2013

Researchers: Allosaurus consumed other dinosaurs in a vicious manner

It ate like a bird, according to scientists.

Allosaurus, a theropod considered to be the smaller cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, is now thought to have devoured prey the same way a modern falcon does: by driving its head down and then pulling it back up with the neck and body.

Lead by paleontologist Eric Snively of Ohio University, a team of experts in the fields of mechanical engineering, computer visualization, and dinosaur anatomy released findings in the latest online issue of Palaeontologia Electronica that detailed their understanding of how the Allosaurus moved its head, including how it fed.

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