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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.

You can add both Muttaburrasaurus and Minmi to this list associated with
the Cretaceous inland sea of Australia.

Cheers, Paul


Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au