Pterosaurs as part of a spinosaur diet

  title={Pterosaurs as part of a spinosaur diet},
  author={Eric Buffetaut and David M. Martill and François Escuilli{\'e}},
A remarkable specimen has been discovered of an Early Cretaceous pterosaur that has a tooth embedded in one of its cervical vertebrae: the tooth has been identified as one from a spinosaurid theropod dinosaur. This fossil is direct evidence that spinosaurs included items other than fish in their diet. 
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  • Environmental Science
  • 1998
The dinosaurs called theropods--a group that includes allosaurs and velociraptors--have been in the news lately because of their role in the debate over the origins of birds and avian flight. But