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Mosasaur bite marks on a plesiosaur propodial from the Campanian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Sweden
Lund University. (Benjamin Kear - Vertebrate Palaeontology Research Group)
Lund University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology.
Western Australian Museum.
2010 (English)In: GFF, ISSN 1103-5897, Vol. 132, no 2, 123-128 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although plesiosaurs and mosasaurs co-existed for about 35 million years at the end of the Cretaceous, the fossil record documenting interactions between these two groups of marine reptiles is meagre. The discovery of deeply incised scars on a limb bone of an immature polycotylid plesiosaur from the latest early Campanian (in the European two-fold division of the Campanian Stage) of the Kristianstad Basin, southern Sweden, is thus significant because it represents a rare example of predation or scavenging on an immature polycotylid plesiosaur by a large mosasaur.

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2010. Vol. 132, no 2, 123-128 p.
Keyword [en]
bite marks, Cretaceous, Campanian, mosasaur, polycotylid, plesiosaur, propodial, Sweden
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135400DOI: 10.1080/11035897.2010.496534ISI: 000281066500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135400DiVA: diva2:374979
Available from: 2010-12-07 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2013-01-14Bibliographically approved

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