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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2020 8:38 p.m. PST

"Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of one dinosaur inside the stomach of another one. The predator was an example of an ichthyosaur (Guizhouichthyosaurus), a marine reptile about 16 feet long. Its prey was a thalattosaur (Xinpusaurus xingyiensis) about 13 feet long. This is the first direct evidence of megapredation, one large animal devouring another of human size or larger. It's also the first direct evidence of a Triassic marine reptile eating another marine reptile.

The nearly complete skeleton of the ichthyosaur was discovered in 2010 at the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) Zhuganpo Member of the Falang Formation in Xingyi, Guizhou, southwestern China, a former quarry and active paleontological site which is now part of the Xingyi National Geopark Museum. The ichthyosaur and its stomach full of thalattosaur is on display at the entrance to the museum…."

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cfielitz26 Aug 2020 7:51 a.m. PST

Neither are dinosaurs.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 10:35 a.m. PST

It's a dino eat dino world in the Triassic!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 11:27 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 9:52 p.m. PST

Just because you can fit it in your mouth doesn't mean you should.

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 8:15 p.m. PST

For some strange reason, people now 'identify' with Ichthyosaurs…as though they were Dolfins. Dolfins EAT things too!!!

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