Drill Holes and Predation Traces versus Abrasion-Induced Artifacts Revealed by Tumbling Experiments

@inproceedings{Gorzelak2013DrillHA,
  title={Drill Holes and Predation Traces versus Abrasion-Induced Artifacts Revealed by Tumbling Experiments},
  author={Przemysław Gorzelak and Mariusz A. Salamon and Dawid Trzęsiok and Robert Niedźwiedzki},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Drill holes made by predators in prey shells are widely considered to be the most unambiguous bodies of evidence of predator-prey interactions in the fossil record. However, recognition of traces of predatory origin from those formed by abiotic factors still waits for a rigorous evaluation as a prerequisite to ascertain predation intensity through geologic time and to test macroevolutionary patterns. New experimental data from tumbling various extant shells demonstrate that abrasion may leave… CONTINUE READING
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