Monday, 4 March 2013

Crocs Dined on Young Dinos, Scientists Say


Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 27 February 2013 Time: 05:00 PM ET

Crocodile-like beasts may have nibbled on young dinosaurs some 75 million years ago, according to scientists who analyzed bite marks on dinosaur bones.

The findings suggest the rivalry between the reptiles started early in life, the researchers say.

Bites from living crocodylians such as alligators and crocodiles are often seen on the bones of their prey and scavenged bodies. Scientists can use these to identify bite marks on fossils from crocodyliforms, the reptiles to which modern crocodylians belong.

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