Explaining the Missing Theropod Dinosaurs

Theropods such as Tyrannosaurus rex and their kin are in several layers of the geologic column, but paleontologists wonder why those of medium size are not found. They offer speculations, but do not address obvious questions.

One evolutionist offered a suggestion, but knows it is incomplete. In addition, dinosaurs appear suddenly, with no evolutionary history. Theropods seem to have been buried from small to large in geological layers, but smaller one were scattered throughout the layers in question.

Paleontologists wonder why medium-sized theropod dinosaurs are missing from some layers. Secular guesses are unhelpful, but Flood models provide clues.
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Darwin's acolytes speculate frequently, but so can creation scientists. However, creation science models based on the Genesis Flood present more plausible ideas for this dearth of medium-sized theropods.
The pattern of fossils in the rock record has always been complex, and the dinosaur fossils maybe even more so. A recent article tried to explain why only small and large-size carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods) are found in Upper Cretaceous rocks. Evolutionary scientist Thomas Holtz suggested that juvenile tyrannosaurs may have outcompeted other medium-size dinosaurs, causing their disappearance, although he admitted that there may be another cause.

ICR has a better explanation. Previously, our scientists analyzed 348 dinosaur species spread throughout the dinosaur-bearing rocks, finding that the average adult was about the size of an American bison, at 1,400 pounds. A subset of 152 species of theropods was also analyzed.

To finish reading, see "The Flood Explains the Missing Dinosaurs."