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Re: Crab and Sauropod Fossil Together
"Richard W. Travsky" wrote:
> "As far as we can tell from the literature, this
> is the first confirmed notice of a crab associated with a dinosaur," said
> Schweitzer [geologist Carrie E. Schweitzer, Ph.D., of the Kent State
> University Department of Geology], who is the lead author on the crab
> paper. "The find is significant because it permits paleontologists to
> frame a very diverse and thus much more accurate description of what these
> ancient environments would have looked like.
If you want to get super-technical about it, a (freshwater) horseshoe
crab is known from the same deposits as feathers in the Koonwarra fish
beds here in Victoria, Australia. I'm not sure how close they were to
each other, though.
Nit picking, to be sure (which is almost ironic, since fleas are also
known from the same deposits).
Dann Pigdon Australian Dinosaurs:
GIS / Archaeologist http://www.geocities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/