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Mosasaur bite marks on a plesiosaur propodial from the Campanian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Sweden

Einarsson, Elisabeth LU ; Lindgren, Johan LU ; Kear, Benjamin P. and Siverson, Mikael (2010) In GFF 132(2). p.123-128
Abstract
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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propodial, plesiosaur, polycotylid, mosasaur, Campanian, bite marks, Cretaceous, Sweden
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GFF
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132
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2
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123 - 128
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Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:77955616927
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2000-0863
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10.1080/11035897.2010.496534
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English
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Einarsson, Elisabeth and Lindgren, Johan and Kear, Benjamin P. and Siverson, Mikael},
  issn         = {2000-0863},
  keyword      = {propodial,plesiosaur,polycotylid,mosasaur,Campanian,bite marks,Cretaceous,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {123--128},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {GFF},
  title        = {Mosasaur bite marks on a plesiosaur propodial from the Campanian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11035897.2010.496534},
  volume       = {132},
  year         = {2010},
}