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Re: Ichthyosaurus fossilised in mid-birth ??




On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:08:34 +0100 (BST) Aidan Karley
<aidan_karley@yahoo.co.uk> writes:
> 
> --- Roberto Takata <rmtakata@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > (Where was that ichthyosaur giving birth to a baby from?)


Liassic (lower Jurassic) beds near Holzmaden, southern Germany..
The specimen is stored at the Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde. in
Stuttgart.



> Maybe 
> not
> as improbable sounding as the "fighting protoceratops" reported 
> from
> somewhere in the vicinity of Mongolia

The burial has been interpreted to be the result of a sudden massive dune
collapse.
The Ankie baby clutch is also thought to have been buried by a dune
collapse. 

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