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Re: Dinosaur papers in the latest Nature (joke)



On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Marilyn Wegweiser wrote:
> [...]
> In part of my dissertation, you can see an entire discussion on 
> "vertebrate vomit lags" which one of my committee announced could be 
> seen on High Street in Columbus, across from campus, after the 
> OSU/Michigan game annually.
> 
> Vertebrate Vomit Lags (VVLs) <grin> preserve as lovely more coherent 
> mis-shapen flattened globs of very nasty looking etched and partially 
> digested bits and pieces of other less fortunate vertebrates and 
> invertebrates. They smash out lusciously when the next sedimentation 
> event occurs. Preservation that I am most familiar with is in the 
> marginal marine to paralic realm.

Seriously? I had not thought of fossilized vomit remains. I guess if
poop can fossilize.

Just out of curiousity, what can be learned from dino vomit?