Mud-Trapped Herd Captures Evidence of Distinctive Dinosaur Sociality

@inproceedings{Varricchio2008MudTrappedHC,
  title={Mud-Trapped Herd Captures Evidence of Distinctive Dinosaur Sociality},
  author={D. Varricchio and P. Sereno and Zhao Xi-jin and T. Lin and J. A. Wilson and Gabrielle H. Lyon},
  year={2008}
}
  • D. Varricchio, P. Sereno, +3 authors Gabrielle H. Lyon
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • A unique dinosaur assemblage from the Cretaceous beds of western Inner Mongolia preserves geologic and paleontologic data that clearly delineate both the timing and mechanism of death. Over twenty individuals of the ornithomimid Sinornithomimus dongi perished while trapped in the mud of a drying lake or pond, the proximity and alignment of the mired skeletons indicating a catastrophic mass mortality of a social group. Histologic examination reveals the group to consist entirely of immature… CONTINUE READING
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