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Re: CERATOPSIAN



In a message dated 97-10-22 03:14:04 EDT, sarima@ix.netcom.com writes:

<< Admittedly a carcass at the bloat stage can float quite far, even in
 relatively quiet water, but that is a very rare sort of event, and the such
 floating carcasses rarely get deposited on floodplains.  They more often
 get caught in a snag or sandbar on the river, or get shoaled at the river
 mouth, or decay to pieces out at sea. Ankylosaurs seem to have been
 particularly prone to this, considering how many of them have been found in
 marine deposits. >>

Dale Russell notes that most _Triceratops_ skulls are found upside-down, as
if the horns snagged on river bottoms while the bodies were still floating
along. This is in _A Vanished World_.