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Johan Lindgren

Johan Lindgren

Senior lecturer

Johan Lindgren

Mosasaur bite marks on a plesiosaur propodial from the Campanian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Sweden

Author

  • Elisabeth Einarsson
  • Johan Lindgren
  • Benjamin P. Kear
  • Mikael Siverson

Summary, in English

Although plesiosaurs and mosasaurs co-existed for about 35 million years at the end of the Cretaceous, the fossil record documenting interactions between these two groups of marine reptiles is meagre. The discovery of deeply incised scars on a limb bone of an immature polycotylid plesiosaur from the latest early Campanian (in the European two-fold division of the Campanian Stage) of the Kristianstad Basin, southern Sweden, is thus significant because it represents a rare example of predation or scavenging on an immature polycotylid plesiosaur by a large mosasaur.

Department/s

  • Lithosphere and Biosphere Science

Publishing year

2010

Language

English

Pages

123-128

Publication/Series

GFF

Volume

132

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Geology

Keywords

  • propodial
  • plesiosaur
  • polycotylid
  • mosasaur
  • Campanian
  • bite marks
  • Cretaceous
  • Sweden

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2000-0863