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Re: NEW PLIOSAURIDS A-PLENTY
Darren Naish wrote:
> Eventually we plumped for the old macropredatory generalist role -
> simolestines aren't huge as pliosaurids
> go (approx. 6-8 m in life) but were certainly big enough, with robust enough
> crania, to catch and dispatch other marine reptiles. Fishes, cephalopods,
> tetrapods, _Leedsichthys_ tail fins (??): I think a pliosaur, like a gorilla
> with a machine gun, can do pretty much whatever it wants.
Ah, an Englishman and his marine reptile.
Is there stomach-content evidence that the machine
gun-toting gorillas of the deep preyed upon other large
marine reptiles? I've read of ammonites found, but not large
vertebrate contents. Just curious.
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