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Re: No dinosaurs in Quebec, Canada?

In a message dated 96-11-14 23:12:35 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.NCR.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

<< However, an occasional fossil of a dinosaur that floated out to
 sea after death is found. (For instance, Silvisaurus, a nodosaur
 from Kansas).

 However, this is rather rare, and most common close to the old coastline. >>

Actually, this taphonomy is surprisingly common for ankylosaurs. The best
skeletal material of _Scelidosaurus_, _Niobrarasaurus_,  _Hierosaurus_, and
the unnamed San Diego nodosaurid come from marine deposits. A decent
literature search will dredge up many more.