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Mosasaur pathology

I recently came across a fragment of the lower jaw of an mosasaur that
had three oval holes (about 3 mm x 2 mm) in it. Depth of the two larger
holes is 5-6 mm. There is no indication that the holes were caused by a
bite(s)... although they may have been caused by an infection from some
sort of surface wound like a bite. I have never seen anything quite like
this in mosasaurs..... 

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Please take a look and let me know if you have seen similar pathology in
fossil bones (or any bone, for that matter).. and especially if you have
any ideas what may have caused the holes in this bone.


Mike Everhart                
Adjunct Curator of Paleontology
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
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