Bottom-Feeding Plesiosaurs

@article{Mchenry2005BottomFeedingP,
  title={Bottom-Feeding Plesiosaurs},
  author={C. Mchenry and A. Cook and S. Wroe},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310},
  pages={75 - 75}
}
  • C. Mchenry, A. Cook, S. Wroe
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Elasmosaurid plesiosaurs were an important part of Cretaceous marine reptile communities and are generally considered to have been predators of small, agile, free-swimming fish and cephalopods. Two elasmosaurid specimens from Aptian and Albian deposits in Queensland, Australia, include fossilized gut contents dominated by benthic invertebrates: bivalves, gastropods, and crustaceans. Both specimens also contained large numbers of gastroliths (stomach stones). These finds point to a wider niche… CONTINUE READING
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