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Sharks Ripped Plesiosaur To Pieces

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    While it's not certain as to whether the sharks killed the plesiosaur or merely scavenged it's remains, they certainly did a number on it!
    Remains of a shark-bitten, 85-million-year-old plesiosaur reveal that around seven sharks likely consumed the enormous dinosaur-era marine reptile in a feeding frenzy, leaving some of their shark teeth stuck in the plesiosaur's bones, according to a new study.

    The findings, which will be presented at next week's 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, are the first direct evidence of the diet and feeding behavior of Cretalamna appendiculata, a now-extinct early relative of today's great white sharks

    Full article here.

    Image by Kenshu Shimada.