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Re: World's 'largest dinosaur' found (with crocs & fish)
"Tommy Bradley" <email@example.com> writes:
> What I'd like to suggest is fossilization conditions. Is it not
> true that
> any prehistoric creature has to be in "just the right place" and at
> the right time" to be fossilized? And so it is likely that these
> water" finds are more likely fossilized due to their locations being
> place, right time?" Whereas some locations may not be "right place,
> time" yet still inhabited by Prehistoric animals?
That is true. A dizzying array of factors determine the long-term
geologic fate of an individual. Put in more graphic terms, whether or
not Jimmy Hoffa will fossilize depends entirely on how and where he was
> I was just wondering if this was taken into consideration when the
> idea of
> "Possible Aquatic Sauropods" was brought up.
<searching memory> I don't believe I have ever seen a dinosaur fossil in
the ground in which a gar fish dermal plate, or a turtle fragment, or a
croc scute was *not* also found nearby.
Since water plays a big role in depositing nearly all terrestrial
fossils-to-be (aeolian deposition being the exception), then the
association of croc fossils and fish fossils with dinosaur bones has no
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