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RE: Montana Find, Carnivore And "Victim" Found Together
maybe I missed something, but I didn't see any mention of what genus these
two animals are. Are these two new genera?
From: "Richard W. Travsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Montana Find, Carnivore And "Victim" Found Together
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:06:22 -0700 (MST)
Fossil hunters have uncovered a world-class dinosaur find in the badlands
of western Garfield County.
Frozen in the sandstone are the death poses of two beasts, a meat-eater and
a plant-eater, with their tails crossed like swords.
The pair's sudden, sandy burial, near the coast of Montana's prehistoric
sea 75 million years ago, preserved them with remarkable detail, right down
to tendons and teeth, the Great Falls Tribune reported in describing the
The discovery is believed to be one of only three worldwide capturing a
meat-eater and plant-eater together, and the first in North America, the
At first blush, the evidence implicates the carnivore in its grave mate's
But Nate Murphy, paleontologist at the Dinosaur Field Station in Malta, who
visited the quarry last summer, says the murder case against the meat-eater
Based on the placement of the skeletons, it's more likely that the two
unfortunates were victims of a flood and their bodies washed up on the same
sandbar, he said.
The vegetarian's attacker or attackers struck at some point before its
carcass came to rest, Murphy said.
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