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the Prehistoric Ocean: Illustrations of Dinosaurs

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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2008, 07:43:21 pm »



This rather dramatic picture was done especially for my poster presentation at the 1999 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Denver.  It shows a large Cretoxyrhina mantelli shark taking a bite out of a juvenile Tylosaurus.  While we are unsure if these sharks attacked live mosasaurs, or scavenged their carcasses, feeding by sharks on mosasaurs is supported by a lot of fossil evidence. See the Ginsu Shark, Parts and Pieces, and A Moment in Time. 
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