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T-Rex an herbivore?

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Dinosaur.Fanatic

Jul-27-2013 8:22 AM

A lone Triceratops wanders through the forests of the late Cretaceous, grazing for shrubbery. He looks up as a sudden shake of massive footsteps echoes through the woods. It is a Tyrannosaurus Rex, lumbering towards Triceratops. But then, Rex stops at a tall tree full of large, flat leaves. He closes his massive jaws around one branch and slides his head down it, his teeth catching leaves to eat. The Triceratops turns his back and continues grazing, unthreatened, as the Rex gorges itself on its leafy snack. NO. Just, no. How did that segment strike everybody? An aquaintance of mine read an article that states that, because of T-Rex's "weak teeth, useless arms, and ill-proportioned, stubby legs," it was a herbivore. Furthermore, the article stated that most, if not all specimins of T-Rex found have had green on their teeth. This article had my aquaintance convinced that T-Rex was in fact an herbivore. Can you believe this???!!! Obviously, I don't buy any of this, and I wanted to open up this thread to see just what kind of reactions this article brings about. Please, everyone, Team Rex or not, defend the Tyrant King from this blasphemy!

"Either way, you probably won't get off this island alive."

--Alan Grant

28 Responses to T-Rex an herbivore?

Deltadromeus

Jul-27-2013 9:25 AM

May I ask who wrote this. I want to send my Compys with Rugers to kill them. T. rex a herbivore? Disproportionately stubby legs? Weak teeth!?!? Just who do these people think they are.

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x_paden_x

Jul-27-2013 11:40 AM

You don't mess with delta and his dinosaurs and escape... with your life...

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

x_paden_x

Jul-27-2013 11:45 AM

I also wonder who wrote this... it sounds like a bunch of BS to me.... lets look at a paleos view.... steak knife teeth, neck muscles for ripping, can run 40 miles an hour, fierce pack hunter predator.... Some dumb jeronalist who may be high.... Herbivore, dulled teeth , dulled senses, "herd" animal, runs about 4 mph.... THIS IS CHUCK WAGON HORSE sh- sorry got ahead of myself their.... But in all honesty It could either be a joke article (sigh we've seen them before on here) or a complete dolt whose missings some screws and doesn't know what a dinosaur is.... I wouldn't believe it.... most prey animals just don't have the build or look like t rex...

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Rex Fan 684

Jul-27-2013 12:30 PM

Whoever wrote this obviously does not know what a T-rex is! Weak teeth? [img]http://www.aaskolnick.com/fieldmuseum/sue/trex.teeth.jpg[/img] I don't think so! These things are like rail-road spikes! Stubby legs? [img]http://www.badcoe.com/images/tyrannosauruspic.jpg[/img] No way. These legs are strong, powerful, and capable of propelling even an adult Tyrannosaurus at speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour! Useless arms? [img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6081/6024978348_27d7aee567_o.jpg[/img] They may not be the arms of Allosaurus or Spinosaurus, but these things could still lift some 450+ pounds and had some sharp claws. Even if T-rex did not use it's arms, plenty of modern day predators don't use their front legs and they are successful hunters(wolves). Whoever wrote this has probably never seen a dinosaur skeleton in his life and has a brain smaller than a Stegosaurus'!

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

futurepaleontologist1

Jul-27-2013 12:33 PM

The paleontologist who wrote that doesn't know enough anatomy to have kids with his wife- Levine. But seriously, I don't necessarily like T. Rex but it was definitely a carnivore.

Pity is for the living. Envy is for the dead. -Mark Twain

Dinosaur.Fanatic

Jul-27-2013 12:46 PM

I agree with all the above. I just can't believe this guy is actually convinced that Rex ate plants! NO ONE thinks that! I asked him who wrote the article and he couldn't remember; probably some friend of Jack Horner... ;)

"Either way, you probably won't get off this island alive."

--Alan Grant

Rex Fan 684

Jul-27-2013 12:54 PM

Why would that not surprise me? You can see Rex as it should be in The Fight To Survive. Chapter 5 was just posted ;)

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Rex Fan 684

Jul-27-2013 1:00 PM

Oh, and this guy is an idiot that deserves to be eaten by a T-rex! [img]http://www.badhaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jurassic-park-t-rex-8.jpg[/img]

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 2:21 PM

So obviously this article was written by a hippie. The entarance to where the guy works probably looked like this: [img]http://digitallydelicious.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/hippie.jpg[/img] If T-Rex's teeth were weak, then so were Spino's arms. Delta, the compys are mine, you have the machine gun velociraptors.

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Deltadromeus

Jul-27-2013 2:38 PM

Leuitenant 9097, arm all guns, especially these [img]http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/space-t-rex-with-gatling-gun-arms-700x394.jpg[/img]

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Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 2:49 PM

That should take 'em out. I would say that's overkill, but were talkin about eliminating hippies here.

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x_paden_x

Jul-27-2013 4:17 PM

SGT Paden first class reporting what are my orders?

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 5:42 PM

Not sure. Go undercover and infiltrate Hippie Headquarters, then take out each one of them with a suppressed Desert Eagle.

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Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 5:45 PM

If T-Rex was a herbivore, then how do you explain HEALED BITEMARKS on Edmontosaurus and Triceratops skeletons? And the CRUSHED BONES in T-Rex coprolites? Anyway, gotta give the hippies credit for this one.

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futurepaleontologist1

Jul-27-2013 5:55 PM

That Edmontosaur specimen is feature in the Denver Museum. The one with the healed vertabrae

Pity is for the living. Envy is for the dead. -Mark Twain

Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 5:57 PM

That's the museum you volunteer at, right? If it is, that's so cool!

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x_paden_x

Jul-27-2013 6:03 PM

Hippie HQ INFILTRATED... Charges set, turrets set to deploy on my mark..... Spec. Op raptors in helis ETA 2 minutes.... you've got the honours sir.... give the command...

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 6:08 PM

I thought maybe you could just give 'em their weed and make 'em jump off a cliff or swim in shark water. Anyway, when you're ready.

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Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 6:10 PM

The Helis best be Apaches, or else it'll be 50 push ups, or a week without pizza, your choice.

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Deltadromeus

Jul-27-2013 6:44 PM

Fire at will. If there is anything left, I will go in their descised as a hippie. Long hair don't fail me now.

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Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 6:56 PM

Long hair, tye-dye shirt, ripped jeans, smell bad, and don't forget the weed. Or just show up with a Ram 6500 V10 T-Rex 6X6, and scare them off.

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t-rex90

Jul-27-2013 7:02 PM

T-Rex a herbivore? lol that's a good one, NOT *makes a T-Rex eat the guy who wrote that theory.* I'm pretty sure it was just a joke though otherwise that guy really is an idiot and has never seen a dinosaur in his entire life.

Deltadromeus

Jul-27-2013 7:14 PM

Leuitenant 9097, send all dinosaurs into battle. Give the troodon the best cars with machine guns you can get. Lets get a couple RPGs in there to. Just for good measure.

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Lord Vader

Jul-27-2013 8:01 PM

We're talking about Hippies here. All you have to do is give them some bad weed or something..... Actually, take em all out. Lets just call in the B52 Stratofortress.

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x_paden_x

Jul-27-2013 10:14 PM

I like how this disscusion has 2 points of view... the legit view with facts.... and the WTF view where were talking about..... uh what was the question again ALSO... hippies drugs have had some bug spray "accidentaly" spilled into it.... (dude we put so much bug spray in it, when they die they think theyre still high....)

Life cannot be contained, it breaks walls, crashes through barriers sometimes painfully, but uh... Life uh, finds a way

Deltadromeus

Jul-27-2013 10:39 PM

I have an analogy. This site was first made by someone who wanted to share the news that he learned about jp4. Fans started to come, and it became a jp4 fan site. Then we dino freaks came, and it became a dino site. Then someone talked about cars, and then guns, and now it is hippies must die site. What's next, Llamas wearing sneakers while eating bacon?

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Dinosaur.Fanatic

Jul-28-2013 6:11 AM

You people are wacked out. :) Apparently the author of the article is some well-known thinker who's off his nut. I mean there is PROOF of carnivorism in ALL therapods, especially T-Rex, and people just go and deny. Jack horner is one of them.

"Either way, you probably won't get off this island alive."

--Alan Grant

TheLazyFish

Mar-24-2019 3:02 PM

Maybe your friend read a journalist's misinterpretation of the of the herbivorous Therizinosaur article, who thought that since it mentions Theropods, which includes T-rex, that must mean it was an herbivore or that the paper was prood of T-rex being an herbivore? A lot of those traits sound like a Therizinosaur, besides the useless arms, and the legs aren't THAT stubby. Also "most, if not all Tyrannosaurus have been found with green on their teeth"? WHAT KIND OF LOGIC IS THAT?!! If it were fossilized plant material, it wouldn't be green anymore! Not to mention everything else mentioned here proving Rex was a carnivore. Maybe that green stuff was the weed that the hippie who wrote this article was carrying that "fell" onto the T-rex's teeth......

"If people weren't lazy, we'd get nothing done," TheLazyFish, January 30, 2019.

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