Allosaurus ate much like a modern day falcon

05/22/2013 | LiveScience.com

Researchers say the Allosaurus -- a smaller cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, fed on its prey similar to a modern falcon. Researchers at Ohio University used a computer model to create their findings. "Allosaurus was uniquely equipped to drive its head down into prey, hold it there, and then pull the head straight up and back with the neck and body, tearing flesh from the carcass ... kind of like how a power shovel or backhoe rips into the ground," said lead author Eric Snively.

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