27 January 2012
Eaters of Rapetosaurus
By all accounts, regardless of the source, it was most likely a very ugly animal and, by some accounts, may have suffered some of these strange characteristics as a side effect of being an island dinosaur with a contained breeding pool because of the island. Madagascar is rather large, fourth largest island in the world, but animals this large would have taken up a lot of space and territory so there may be some merit to this cousins-marrying-cousins viewpoint. Whatever the viewpoint, one thing that is certainly not debated is that one way or another Majungasaurus could turn cannibal in situations that required cannibalism to survive. Tomorrow we will look at the skeleton of this animal as well as a few renditions of the head of Majungasaurus.