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Re: Unusual ichthyosaur gut contents: turtles and theropods!

"Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." wrote:

> Just out in Electronic Format:
> Kear, B.P., Boles, W.E. & Smith, E.T. 2003. Unusual gut contents in a
> Cretaceous ichthyosaur. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B (Suppl). DOI
> 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0050
> Gut contents of a specimen of _Platypterygius longmani_ from Queenland
> contains actinopterygian bones as well as the remains of a hatchling
> prostegid sea turtle and an enantiornithine bird (tibiotarsus resembling
> _Nanantius_).

I believe bird remains have also been found in mosasaur droppings (if
indeed it is possible to distinguish the copralites of mosasaurs from
those of ichthyosaurs).


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