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Re: Hadrosaur skin scars from theropod attack



Rescued from truncation:
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On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:15 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
A new online paper:

Bruce M. Rothschild & Robert Depalma (2013)
Skin pathology in the Cretaceous: Evidence for probable failed predation in
a dinosaur.
Cretaceous Research (advance online publication)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2013.01.005
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667113000116


Examination of preserved skin from a duckbill dinosaur revealed disruption
of the normal scale pattern and replacement by granulation tissue. Wrinkles
radiating outward from the scar document wound contraction similar to that
seen in modern injuries. This is the first unequivocal report of dinosaur
tissue response to dermal pathology and evidences behavior - escape from
a predator.
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